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Spreading the Word via Social Media!

Our Global effort to advocate for literacy would not be possible without the magic of social media. As World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) is an international event, social media is a key force in uniting all of our literacy leaders across the hemispheres together on March 7, 2012. We are so excited to have a circle of bloggers and social media WRADvocates on board to join us in spreading the message, and we'd like to continue growing our community!

If you are interested in sharing your voice for WRAD, you can do so by blogging, Tweeting, or Facebooking for the cause, and use the WRAD 2012 Badge as your avatar icon from now through March 7 to show your support to all your friends and followers!

Here is a sample blog post below:


Celebrate the Power of Words and Stories and Take Action for Global Literacy with LitWorld

Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. Imagine a world where everyone can read... 

On March 7, 2012, LitWorld, a global literacy organization based in New York City, will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.

To learn more about LitWorld and to register to participate in World Read Aloud Day, please visit:


Here are some sample Tweets about WRAD:

Join @litworldsays in celebrating World Read Aloud Day on March 7th! #readaloud

Take Action for Global Literacy with @litworldsays on World Read Aloud Day on March 7th: #readaloud

Celebrate the power of words with @litworldsays on March 7th for World Read Aloud Day: #ReadAloud


Please join our Facebook Event:


Make sure to follow LitWorld!


Twitter: @litworldsays


Your Tweet Can Be A Form of Resilience.

As we wrote in the previous blog post below, we are using social media as a way to organize a global literacy rally through technology. As proven by recent events demonstrated by the natural disasters in Haiti, to the current social protests in Egypt, technology has proven to be an impactful tool in spreading the message on a social or political issue. In Kenya, social media technology allows for the quick mapping of violence reports in Kenya after the post-election unrest in 2008. Reports of violence and of peace efforts could be placed via the web or mobile phone, allowing the world instantaneous access to information, and the ability to map where the crisis is happening.

As this proves, tweets and Facebook Updates can be a real form of resilience. Our words can have the ability to have a widespread reach, have the ability to reach thousands. When joined together, our voices can galvanize to make the impossible happen. Let us all keep this in mind as we prepare to stand for global literacy, in support of the 774 million people in the world who do not enjoy the right to read or write. Let us choose to use our words to ignite.

We hope you will join us on March 9, 2011. Suggestions for social media participation can be found in the post below.