provide the most practical education. The Humanities
teach us to think reflectively, to begin to deal with the
new as it occurs to us, to dare.” - Earl Shorris: American writer, founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities and author of Riches
for the Poor.
Halifax Humanities 101 has been inspired by this vision
of bringing the riches of Humanities education to those
living below the poverty line. Each Tuesday and Thursday
afternoon, students gather at a local library to participate
in lectures, engage in discussion, and exercise their
minds in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.
For absolutely NO COST, students are able to study with
university professors and read classic texts in philosophy,
literature, history and art. All books and reading materials
are provided FREE, as well as bus tickets, refreshments
and child care if needed.
“YOU BRING US YOUR LOVE OF LEARNING: WE BRING
THE BOOKS AND THE TEACHERS”