This past winter (January-April) we had a highly energetic group of participants who worked their way through engaging conversations about living democracy in everyday life. We want to set aside this evening to celebrate both the hard work and commitment of our graduates and the spirit of Local Democracy.
For those who might be interested in taking the Diploma this coming winter the evening will be a great occasion to explore your curiosity, to meet some of our graduates, and to hear their experience with the course. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for the course with applications and other materials available.
This year we will be holding our graduation in conjunction with Renison College’s Humanities 101 program. Humanities 101 is a non-credit course offered at the University of Waterloo aimed at providing access to a university-level course for non-traditional students. It is traditionally held in the spring term. In the past few years there has been a growing number of students who have taken both the Diploma in Local Democracy and Humanities 101. We feel that bringing these two classes together in graduation builds on the relationship that has already developed and promises to increase a cross-pollination of enthusiasm, ideas, and students between the two programs.
It has been a tradition every graduation to honour a member of our community who has embodied the spirit of local democracy in their every day life. This year we honour the community work of Laura Hamilton who has been a tireless volunteer and leader in variety of initiatives in K-W over the years including Food not Bombs, Divest Waterloo, KW Peace and more.
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