Appreciation to Friends in Blacksburg and the Bay Area

Great big THANK YOU’s to Highlander friends in Blacksburg,VA and the Bay Area for recent house fundraising house parties to support Highlander’s work. Your friendship and generosity make this work possible, and we are deeply grateful. If you are interested in helping Highlander celebrate its 80th anniversary over the course of the coming months through […]

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 […]

Promoting Youth Leadership – Seeds of Fire Advisory Committee and Grant Fund

Last year Highlander set up a committee of young people who had participated in youth programs to help lead Seeds of Fire and to decide who will receive funds in a re-granting program started with the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The committee will have new members join every year and will also review […]

Highlander Center Receives the 2012 Folk Alliance Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award

Along with legendary singers, Harry Belafonte and the late Robert Johnson, the Highlander Research and Education Center was recently honored as a recipient of the International Folk Alliance Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award. Pam McMichael, Highlander Director, attended the 24th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference in February in Memphis to accept the prestigious award on […]