Special Event: The Right to Read

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie

May 1, 2024 @ 5pm
Touchstone Theatre

FREE - Limited seats available, registration is encouraged!


Do you remember how you learned to read?

Join us at Touchstone Theatre from 5-7pm on Wednesday, May 1 for a free screening of the Award-winning documentary, “The Right to Read” from Director Jenny Mackenzie and Executive Producer Lavar Burton.

This stirring film shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.


POST-SCREENING: A brief talkback will follow the screening featuring the following panelists:
Desiree Galashaw- Coordinator for Autistic Support, IU20
Mary Wright- Education Director, Touchstone Theatre
Kim Harper- Supervisor of Literacy & Humanities K-12, BASD

RUN TIME: 2 hours, including talkback.

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION: There is a small parking lot directly behind Touchstone Theatre that will be available for you to park in. If that is full, there is nearby street or lot parking (here is a link to Bethlehem parking options). Recommended options include: 1) Mechanic Street Parking Lot between Webster & Taylor Streets and Mechanic Street and the Greenway 3 min walk or 2) the Polk St. Garage (400 Block E. 3rd St.) 3 min walk. Additionally, there is a bike rack next to our theatre in Parham Park. We are adjacent to the South Bethlehem Greenway bike path/pedestrian trail, as well as five LANTA routes GREEN, BLUE, 103, 105, and 605.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Accessible restrooms are available inside Touchstone Theatre. Accessible seating is available; please contact Touchstone Theatre via phone at (610) 867-1689 or via email at touchstone@touchstone.org to reserve accessible seating in advance or inquire about accessible parking.

[Image description: The words “The RIGHT TO READ” appear big and bold, looking as though they have been cut out of a couple of different books. Behind them is an obscured image. In this image we can see glimpses of what appears to be a black table, with several books on top of it. The books are open, their pages fanned out. We cannot quite make out any of the words upon them.]