Rage, Hope, and Community: Community Organizing in these Times: June 1-4, 2017

Click here to register. We are still accepting people be put on our waiting list as of Apr. 26. 

June 1-4, 2017  Come join Highlander and people from across the country for a Community Organizing Workshop. Recognizing both the powerful, creative acts of resistance and the great anxieties and fears moving in our communities, Highlander has been getting requests for such a training with lots of groups working to counter the many terrible attacks coming at people, families and communities. We know that together we can share ideas, strategy and hope, to strengthen what people do back home. Topics will include: outreach and base-building, analysis and strategy, campaigns and tactics, strengthening youth and intergenerational work; popular education in our organizing, and fundraising to support your group. This will be done popular education style, where we are all teachers and all learners. We will have open space for topics that come up that people want to dig in on. We encourage teams of two to come, so you can work together to take home what you learn. There will also be time for fun, relaxing, reflection and informal conversations with other participants.

DETAILS/COST: We have a sliding scale $450-700. Please give what you are able, in order to help us bring as many people as possible at this critical time. Cost includes lodging at Highlander and all meals.
Some partial scholarships are available – Give a scholarship if you are able! We are working to raise some funds or finding some sources to help get groups here. If you would like to give a scholarship for someone contact Susan Williams at [email protected], 865-360-7042.

We will start with lunch on Thursday, June 1st and finish up with lunch on Sunday, June 4. The workshop fee includes health meals and lodging. Apply with the on-line application form at www.highlandercenter.org; scholarship application follows the application form.
For more information, email Brandi Augustus at [email protected]
or Susan Williams at [email protected], 865-360-7042.