Highlander Homecoming and Apple Fair; Sunday, September 6, 2009

[Lea esta entrada de blog en español] Children’s Camp 25th Anniversary Celebration Labor Day Weekend Sunday, September 6 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Highlander Research and Education Center Special appearances by Silas House, Jason Howard and Kate Larken of Public Outcry and “The Cost of Coal Banner” by the Beehive Collective. Join Us Join us Sunday, September 6 (Labor Day weekend) from 2-9 for Highlander’s Homecoming and Apple Fair! This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Highlander’s Children’s Camp. Come and hear the remarkable things our former campers are doing. There will be great music, children’s activities, workshops on […]

Regreso a Casa Highlander y Feria de Manzana; Domingo, 6 de septiembre, 2009

[Read this post in English] Celebración del 25 aniversario del campamento de niñ@s Día del Trabajo Domingo, 6 de septiembre 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Highlander Research and Education Center Acompáñenos ¡Acompáñenos el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo, domingo 6 de septiembre, de 2 – 9 de la tarde para el Regreso a Casa Highlander y Feria de Manzanas! Este año estaremos celebrando el 25 Aniversario del Campamento Juvenil de Highlander. Venga y escuche las cosas maravillosas que están haciendo nuestros campistas previos. Habrá música buena, actividades para los niños, talleres sobre ¿Qué pasa con Highlander? y Explotación a […]

New Articles about Appalachia

Check out these two new articles about Appalachia: “ A President Breaks Hearts in Appalachia” by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Washington Post) explores the impact of mountaintop removal on Appalachia and challenges the Obama administration to take action to stop it. In Kennedy’s words, Mountaintop removal coal mining is the worst environmental tragedy in American history. When will the Obama administration finally stop this Appalachian apocalypse? “What Happens When You Don’t Own the Land” by Chuck Shuford (Daily Yonder) focuses on the connection between coal mining and poverty in Appalachia. As Shuford demonstrates, The region’s immense wealth found in timber and […]

Rockwood Institute’s “Art of Leadership for Southern Leaders” Returning to Highlander: October 4-7, 2009

Highlander is proud to announce that we are once again collaborating with the Rockwood Leadership Institute to bring Rockwood’s widely praised “Art of Leadership” training to the South on October 4-7, 2009. This is a special invitation to join a select community of social change leaders in creating and sustaining compelling visions for their organizations, dealing more effectively with organizational challenges, and building a broad-based network of progressive leaders committed to shaping a more just and sustainable society. The four-day intensive seminar is designed to teach powerful visioning, listening, speaking, presentation, coaching, teambuilding, and feedback skills to emerging and established […]

Rockwood Institute's "Art of Leadership for Southern Leaders" Returning to Highlander: October 4-7, 2009

Highlander is proud to announce that we are once again collaborating with the Rockwood Leadership Institute to bring Rockwood’s widely praised “Art of Leadership” training to the South on October 4-7, 2009. This is a special invitation to join a select community of social change leaders in creating and sustaining compelling visions for their organizations, dealing more effectively with organizational challenges, and building a broad-based network of progressive leaders committed to shaping a more just and sustainable society. The four-day intensive seminar is designed to teach powerful visioning, listening, speaking, presentation, coaching, teambuilding, and feedback skills to emerging and established […]

Knoxville Concert in Honor of Pete Seeger; May 3, 2009

Over 100 people attended the May 3rd concert at the Laurel Theater in Knoxville in honor of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday. The concert featured Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Nancy Brennan-Strange, the trio of Dan Gammon, Steve Horton and George Reynolds, and the Carawan family. Thanks to all the performers and to everyone who attended the event. For more pictures from the concert, click here. For a report on the celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York, attended by 18,000 people, click here.

Volunteer Gardening Day; April 18, 2009

On April 18th, a small group of volunteer gardeners from the Good Karma Gardening Circle weeded and mulched the flower gardens by the office and the Horton House. They also had a delicious pot-luck lunch at the Horton House, joined by Highlander interns and staff. The picture below was taken after lunch. Thanks to everyone who helped.

Art from the Ashes – Entries due: May 8th

ART FROM THE ASHES KNOXVILLE, TN – MAY 17-JUNE 28 2009 Exhibition / Silent Auction to support the many survivors of the Coal Ash Disaster in Roane County Tennessee Donations from artists and artisans due before May 8, 2009 Deliver or ship to: Knoxville Museum of Art Attn: Asst Curator Clark Gillespie, 1050 World’s Park Drive Knoxville TN 37916 – (865) 525-6010 ext 255 Benefiting United Mountain Defense Contributions are tax deductible Opening Reception 3 pm Sunday May 17 Silent Auction / Reception 3 pm Sunday June 28 Please send description and dimensions of donations ASAP. Further information: Mary Wilson […]

Knoxville Concert in Honor of Pete Seeger – “For Pete’s Sake, Sing!”

Download a copy of the flyer here. Sunday; May 3, 2009; 3:00 p.m. Laurel Theater 1538 Laurel Avenue Knoxville, TN Admission: $5 Jubilee Community Arts presents “For Pete’s Sake, Sing!” on Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, in honor of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday.  There will be concerts in honor of Pete that day throughout the United States and around the world. The concert and sing-along songfest at the Laurel Theater will feature Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Nancy Brennan-Strange, the trio of Dan Gammon, Steve Horton and George Reynolds, and the Carawan family. All are longtime […]

Knoxville Concert in Honor of Pete Seeger – "For Pete's Sake, Sing!"

Download a copy of the flyer here. Sunday; May 3, 2009; 3:00 p.m. Laurel Theater 1538 Laurel Avenue Knoxville, TN Admission: $5 Jubilee Community Arts presents “For Pete’s Sake, Sing!” on Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, in honor of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday.  There will be concerts in honor of Pete that day throughout the United States and around the world. The concert and sing-along songfest at the Laurel Theater will feature Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Nancy Brennan-Strange, the trio of Dan Gammon, Steve Horton and George Reynolds, and the Carawan family. All are longtime […]