The 2008 Radical Humanities Symposium held in Calgary was a spirited celebration of the ten Clemente-inspired education programs that have taken shape across Canada.
Students, directors, teachers, volunteers and supporters came together at the University of Calgary over a beautiful autumn weekend to share experiences, hear inspiring stories, and discuss practical matters. Those in attendance discussed the different versions of the Clemente model of free education and came away with insights into how to improve their own programs.
Students from all the various programs spoke very movingly of the ways in which barriers to education had been broken for them and how their lives had been transformed through study and through seeing themselves as intelligent and engaged citizens.
Among the participants were:-