University of Wisconsin's Odyssey Project Documentary
Inspired by the Clemente Course and Berea College
Announcing the release of The Art of Freedom: Teaching Humanities to the Poor by Earl Shorris.
Remembering Earl Shorris
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"The world improves when each one of us becomes better. The Odyssey Project achieves one of the kindest acts: it encourages us to look within ourselves, to seek a better world and the most important, it gives us hope to find it."
2013 Odyssey Project graduate, Chicago, Il
(A Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities)
Earl Shorris visits Buenos Aires
Shorris is the founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a college level course aimed at people living in poverty, and to help them develop critical thinking, argumentative capacity, evaluate the taste for art, reflect on history, logic, known works of literature, and apply this new ability to thinking in any field. The Course is free and today is taught in 17 states in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Africa and Australia.
Shorris is in Las Tunas, which is a barrio in Tigre, part of greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is meeting with high school students and teachers from the University of San Andrés.