Folk University is a project of Cortes Literacy in partnership with Cortes Islanders
At a time when our ideas and differences are being used to bring us further apart, can we as an island of people use these same tools to build us each up? We are an island blessed with riches of resources, learning, arts, writing, music, wood work, hand work, gardens, scientists, multiple generations, and beauty. Living on Cortes still provides an opportunity to appreciate that slower kind of learning… the kind for which we have had to work. Folk U is an opportunity to delight in curiosity and grow in community.
This fall, Cortes Literacy Now is launching an inaugural season of Folk University…. a kind of education for and by the people of Cortes. The series is modelled after the Folk High School and the folkeuniversitets in Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark which provide adult education, usually without the affiliation of a university.