Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
You're Invited for Dinner with
Civic Rights Leader & Dyslexic Harry Belafonte

August 4 & 5, 2013 

 Yale University - New Haven, Conn.

Dyslexia: A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time
Dyslexia affects 1 out of 5 people.  It crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines...

With proper instruction and accommodations, it can be remediated; however, the diagnosis and treatment remains elusive in public schools, and even more so in urban school populations, African American and Latino communities.  Children who cannot read are marginalized and left to struggle and ultimately risk falling completely through the cracks, dropping out of school and facing dismal futures. With proper identification and intervention, this is preventable.

As policy makers, educators, and community leaders, you can help make the changes that will empower dyslexics to succeed.  You can be the difference in helping struggling readers go from being "at-risk" to thriving and productive.

  • Peter Salovey, Ph.D., Yale University President-Elect     
  • Drs. Sally & Bennett Shaywitz, The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, co-directors 
  • Rev. Dr. Keith L. Magee, YCDC-MDAI 
  • Harry Belafonte, Entertainer & Social Activist
  • Gina Belafonte, Producer & Social Activist   
  • Daymond John, Entrepreneur 
  • Rep. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, Co-Chair   
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)   
  • Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Space Scientist 
  • Rebecca Aragon, Attorney 
  • Victor Villasenor, Author   
  • Dr. Brenda Armstrong, Associate Dean, Duke University School of Medicine 


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Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Yale University
New Haven , Connecticut 06520