Watch LeVar Burton and Alicia Levi in A Gift of Literacy: A Conversation with LeVar Burton [VIDEO]

SXSW EDU 2019 A Gift of Literacy A Conversation with LeVar Burton photo by Steve Rogers

LeVar Burton, Writer, Actor, Director, and Children’s Literacy Advocate and Reading Is Fundamental CEO, Alicia Levi at SXSW EDU to share insights and perspectives how digital resources can open up a child’s world and provide the foundation that they need to become literate, compassionate and critical-thinking global citizens.

“We can change the world with literacy, it’s the key to freedom, I genuinely believe that.”
-LeVar Burton

The crowd joined LeVar Burton in singing the Reading Rainbow theme song.

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Photo by Steve Rogers.


Leslie Kelley

SXSW EDU Marketing Specialist

I provide production support for marketing and digital media. With a Bachelor of Science in marketing management, my hopes are to share interesting information with the SXSW EDU community. I enjoy travel, pizza, and puppies.

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