Karen Boatman’s Speech for The 2008 Walk for Literacy

When I was asked to speak I realized I took these kinds of events for granted and hadn’t thought much about what it all really means. So I decided to actually study the title of this event.

WALK FOR LITERACY

What do we mean by walk? Well it’s certainly a form of movement. But there are many forms of movement. We can climb trees and fences and mountains. We bike and we hike and some trek. Some run and some swim. And many of these are done to raise awareness about or funds for something. But walking is a form of movement, even a form of transportation, that is common to most people in the world. It is perhaps the form that is the most participatory; something that many of us can do.

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