Friday, March 4, 2011
Universite Populaire A Montreal (UPAM)
On March 3, 2011, The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed founding organizer of the Universite Populaire A Montreal (UPAM) Anne Goldenberg.
The UPAM was both an academic squat free school and a strike action at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) that sustained itself in the critical meltdown strike and government tutelage period of November 2007 to March 2008.
Anne guided us through this exciting experiment in self-organized free education. Anne has gone on to organize large conferences using this self-organized model in which the schedule is spontaneously created by the student-teachers and there are no professors.