Literacy Works’ Evanston Benefit Celebrates Adult Literacy; honors WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore

WHAT: Wordplay: An Evening of Mysterious Improv Benefiting Literacy Works

The gala evening at the Unitarian Church of Evanston features:

Elegant cuisine, along with beer, wine, and a signature “whodunit” drink.
An improv performance by the “Whirled News Tonight” team from Chicago’s famed iO Theater
An eclectic silent auction
Presentation of our 2017 Inspiration Award to Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Reporter and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, for her work examining education and equity
Awards celebrating the successes of adult learners and adult educators

WHERE: The Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201       

WHEN: May 20, 2017, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHY: In Chicago, half a million adults cannot read or write well enough to meet the demands of today’s economy or achieve career and family goals. Each year, Literacy Works trains close to 1,000 literacy and professionals and community volunteers, who in turn provide instruction in reading, writing and English as a second language to more than 20,000 adults across Chicago.

HOW TO JOIN US: Tickets are $95 through May 1 and $105 after that. For tickets or to learn more, please visit our events page at www.litworks.org, or call 773-543-2784. All proceeds benefit Literacy Works.