Design For Good: Fostering Literacy

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5:30 PM to 6:30 PM — Networking at Open Books Store (1st floor)
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM — Panel discussion, featuring moderator Stacy Ratner (2nd floor)

Ticket Pricing
All students: Free
AIGA members:  $10
Non-members: $15

Design For Good: Fostering Literacy
In collaboration with Infiniteach

In Chicago, 49% of our city’s 4th graders are below basic levels of reading proficiency, 18% of our population has not completed high school or the GED and 19% of our adults lack basic literacy skills.* But through powerful partnerships, people like Stacy Ratner (Founder of Open Books; Co-Founder and Chair of Chicago Literacy Alliance) envision a city where 100% of residents are functionally literate.

On November 11th, join us as Ratner leads a conversation between literacy-focused organizations and the designers who have collaborated with them. We’ll discuss their experiences, challenges and the profound results they’ve achieved together.

Be sure to arrive early for a meet-and-greet in the Open Books storefront before heading upstairs for the panel discussion. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.

Lally Daley, Infiniteach
Annemarie Spitz, Greater Good Studio 
Rick Valicenti, Thirst
Lou Bank, SitStayRead 
Abi Humber, 826CHI
Alison Sustarich, Tiny Bold Creative

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AIGA Chicago thanks Design For Good Chairs LeAnne Wagner and Anne Moertel for planning this event. A special thanks to Literacenter for hosting this event. Catering sponsored by FIG Catering. Wine sponsored by Dark Horse Wine.  Artwork by Bright Bright Great.

When & Where
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
641 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL