Spring Gala - May 2, 2013
[Pictures and details coming soon]
Book Launch Event 'Creating Room to Read' - Mon., Feb. 11, 2013
Could there be a better place to discuss literacy than a public library?
John Wood presented his new book CREATING ROOM TO READ: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy at the MLK Public Library, Washington DC, last February 11th. Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, interviewed the author about the origin and purpose of Room to Read. John Wood also shared some fascinating stories about the organization's latest projects. Afterwards, numerous people patiently lined up to get their new copy signed. For more about the book, click here.
Half the Sky screening - Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
On the evening of November 15th, we welcomed a full room at the Peace Corps in DC. Many people were thrilled to take a look at a selection from the documentary television series "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" featuring Room to Read. The screening generated a lively discussion between the audience and the Room to Read panel.
2012 Gala co-sponsored by The US Indian Business Council and keynoted by Room to Read founder John Wood raised $347,000. Thanks to our host and major sponsor Jones Day!
Luncheon with Cokie & Steven Roberts, Dec. 7, 2010
Room to Read's Girls Education Program was the focus of our Dec. 7th 2010 luncheon, featuring Room to Read CEO Erin Ganju and Author/Journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts.