SURJ White People for Baltimore National Action Call 4-30-15 at 5PST 8EST

White People for Baltimore National Action Call Please join Showing Up for Racial Justice-SURJ (www.showingupforracialjustice.org), our affiliates from across the country, and partner organizations to learn more about the uprising in Baltimore, solidarity actions around the country, and to make a plan to take action with others in your area. SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. This call is for for white people who want to take action in solidarity with communities of color to stop police violence. We remember #FreddieGray, #MyaHall and #RekiaBoyd, all young black people killed by the […]

'Put the People First; Rally, Parade and Community BBQ' in Knoxville May 1st: 6PM

When: Thursday May 1st, 6pm – 8pm Where: Market Square, Knoxville; parade to Harriet Tubman Park  Event Agenda 6:00pm – Rally at Market Square w/ Rev. Butler of the NAACP 6:30pm – Parade from Market Square to Harriet Tubman Park 7:00pm  – Community BBQ w/ Speakers and Performers, Harriet Tubman Park, 300 Harriet Tubman Street *5:30pm – Meet at Vine Middle School parking lot for bus transportation to Market Square; If you cannot arrive at Vine before the event, cars will be available to take you back to your vehicle downtown after the BBQ.    Workers, Activists, Artists, Residents, and […]

‘Put the People First; Rally, Parade and Community BBQ’ in Knoxville May 1st: 6PM

When: Thursday May 1st, 6pm – 8pm Where: Market Square, Knoxville; parade to Harriet Tubman Park  Event Agenda 6:00pm – Rally at Market Square w/ Rev. Butler of the NAACP 6:30pm – Parade from Market Square to Harriet Tubman Park 7:00pm  – Community BBQ w/ Speakers and Performers, Harriet Tubman Park, 300 Harriet Tubman Street *5:30pm – Meet at Vine Middle School parking lot for bus transportation to Market Square; If you cannot arrive at Vine before the event, cars will be available to take you back to your vehicle downtown after the BBQ.    Workers, Activists, Artists, Residents, and […]

Highlander commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

This Saturday, August 24, beginning at 8 AM, Highlander will join the National Action Network, NAACP, SEIU, and people from across the country at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Organized by A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the March on Washington demanded economic and racial equality, and it was there that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream Speech.” “We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.”-Dr. King. Now illustrates Highlander’s current work to continue […]

Justice for Trayvon Action Toolkit by SURJ

In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) has put together a toolkit to help white people work in partnership with communities of color to respond to the verdict and to the vio…lence inflicted on Trayvon Martin and many other people of color. The toolkit includes a range of actions, some of which take only a few minutes. Please take action and share: http://www.showingupforracialjusticehttp://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/archives/1765#Write.org/archives/1765#Write

Tennessee Human Rights Commission Honors Highlander

Tennessee Human Rights Commission

We’re excited to announce that this February, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission will honor Highlander Research and Education Center as one of its 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Advocate award recipients. This recognition is being given to individuals and organizations who have made powerful impacts on their local communities and the state of Tennessee. The honor will be given on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Tennessee Human Rights Commission’s 50th Anniversary Reception, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Beck Cultural Center in Knoxville. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP by emailing Andre Canty at andre@HighlanderCenter.org. We would love […]

Black Immigration Network Launched in April – A Unified Voice for Racial Justice and Immigrant Rights

Black Immigration Network

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Black Immigration Network was held in Atlanta at the Auburn Research Library in April. Over 125 people attended from over 40 different countries of origin and 20 states. BIN connects African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, African American and other African descent communities in the United States for a stronger voice for racial justice and immigrant rights. Highlander helped support the formation of the Black Immigration Network with Elandria Williams serving on the steering committee and the conference planning committee.  Marquez Rhyne and Joseph Tolbert also attended as Highlander staff.  For individual and organizational membership information, resources, […]

Highlander Enrolling for Threads 2010

Highlander is now accepting applications for Threads 2010, a multi-racial intergenerational leadership program for Southern and Appalachian social justice groups. Threads 2010 will focus on economic justice, which we define as a system or set of values that prioritizes social welfare over profits is based on solidarity, mutualism and cooperation is equitable in all dimensions, including: race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexuality is sustainable ties economic and social/political democracy The goals for Threads 2010 are: To strengthen grassroots community –based organizing To build multi-racial and multi-issue relationships and analysis among participants To increase capacity for intergenerational organizing To connect groups […]