80th Anniversary in New York

The celebrations of Highlander’s 80th Anniversary year wrap up in September, and we are honored to celebrate with New York area friends on Sept 26-27th.  Events include a presentation and fundraising reception with Civil Rights movement leader Dr. Dorothy Cotton, on Thursday evening, Sept. 26th, 6-8 pm, and a day long popular education training by Highlander staff on Friday, Sept. 27, 9am – 5 pm. Tickets for the evening event with Dr. Cotton is $80 and fees for the Pop Ed training are $75/organization, $50/indvidual, and $25/student and grassroots leader All events are at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square […]

Highlander Celebrates 80 Years September 1st-September 2nd, Highlights from the Gathering

Highlander 80th Celebration

“Equality and justice for all keeps you current, keeps you relevant and keeps you intersectional.” -Mandy Carter, Highlander 80th Anniversary Opening Plenary Speake Thank you all for a touching and transformative weekend celebrating Highlander’s 80 years. Over 300 people attended Highlander’s 80th Anniversary over 2 days. Our weekend included thoughtful plenary discussions, participatory workshops, provoking films, creative scholar/activist discussions, art making, music, dancing, meals highlighting local food, a lively and stimulating children’s program and building relationships across every state in the South and from as far away as Nicaragua. We will post audio, video and images of the event as […]

Highlander’s 80th this weekend, We Can’t Wait to See you!!!

Are you ready? We certainly are excited to see you this weekend at Highlander’s 80th Anniversary Celebration! Right now the workshop tents are being set up on the Highlander hill, we are preparing the grounds and buildings for your arrival, and the final program has gone to print! We hope you are also getting excited for this historic occasion. In a politically exciting and sometimes a discouraging time in our world, as you know it is important to come together as a fellow organizers, cultural organizers, educators, students and activists and learn and build our movement. We know that when […]

Less Than 2 Weeks Away—A Sneak Peek into Highlander’s 80th Anniversary

80th Sat night flier

80th Anniversary Sneak Peek Register Now! ***If you need transportation from the airport*** Call A-1 taxi service at:  865-803-4017 On Saturday evening Highlander will provide a special dinner – Food for Generations to Come: A gathering for breaking bread and sharing in community. Our menu includes fabulous, fresh flavors from local farmers and a taste of Highlander’s commitment to sustainable communities and economies regionally, nationally, internationally. After that, join in dancing or film watching. Can only come on Saturday night or want to view menu click here. Highlander Dance:  Dance and enjoy a live band—Los Jornaleros Del Norte, a Los Angeles band […]

Register now for Highlander’s 80th anniversary – September 1st and 2nd

Join us! Reflect, Learn, Build, and Party! Old and New Friends Welcome! Events will include: Saturday: 10-9, opening plenary , institutes on popular education and economics, participatory research, cultural organizing, and language justice,  children’s program, scrumptious  lunch, a Generations to Come dinner and dancing under the stars to music from around the world. Sunday: 10-5, inspiring opening and closing plenary, and issue discussions, delicious lunch,  author/activist discussions, music, movies, and a ground breaking for a new sleeping lodge for highlander guests, closing singing. REGISTER NOW on our website and login to Facebook for the latest updates!!! Cost for weekend participation […]

80th Anniversary Accomodations

The Highlander Center has limited accommodations onsite; unfortunately our dorms and other housing accommodations are reserved for staff, volunteers and other 80th Anniversary workers. Below you will find a list of hotels and other sleeping accommodations for the weekend. Please book your hotel rooms early; many hotels are filling up because of Labor Day weekend. Camping options are available at Highlander for participants of 80th Anniversary activities. Please see below for camping information and indicate your desire to camp at Highlander on your registration form. Hotels Marriott Phone Number- 1-800-228-9290 or (865) 594-4336 Address- 500 E Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN […]