About 100 volunteers from the Houston Bar Association will read to classes in 103 Houston-area elementary schools on Tuesday, September 17, in commemoration of Constitution Day.
A nationally recognized holiday, Constitution Day celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Every year, the HBA provides reading programs and activities to Harris County schools.
This year, volunteers—attorneys and judges—will read and discuss What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? to fourth and fifth grade students. The book, written by Chris Barton, follows the life of Barbara Jordan, the Texas and U.S congresswoman who used her voice and intellect to speak up for justice and equality. Jordan grew up in the same 5th Ward neighborhood where some of the schools participating in the readings are located.
Readings will be held at schools in the Aldine, Alief, Alvin, Channelview, Conroe, Cy-Fair, Deer Park, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Houston, Humble, Katy, Klein, Lamar Consolidated, Pasadena, Sheldon, Spring Branch, Spring, and Tomball school districts, as well as some private schools.
For more information, contact Tara Shockley at firstname.lastname@example.org; Bonnie Simmons at email@example.com or 713-759-1133; or go to hba.org.