Literacy for Life to hold screening of ‘Secret Lives of Americans’

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The episode to be screened will feature Cleo, a woman who has a steady job and has raised honor student children despite her inability to read. (Courtesy Literacy for Life)
The episode to be screened will feature Cleo, a woman who has a steady job and has raised honor student children despite her inability to read. (Courtesy Literacy for Life)

In celebration of International Literacy Day, Literacy for Life will screen an episode of “Secret Lives of Americans” at the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater on Sept. 8.

According to a news release from Literacy for Life, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring literacy tutors, community leaders and local adults who are working on improving their literacy skills.

The mission of the nonprofit organization is to “improve lives by teaching adults literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health, and meaningful participation in society,” the release stated.

The episode to be shown on Sept. 8 centers on Cleo, a woman who has hidden her inability to read from those closest to her. The screening and panel discussion will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater at 515 Scotland St.