Cultural Organizing

Highlander’s Cultural Organizing program has been in an ongoing exploration of the Recipe for Culture, culminating in a 2024 Train the Trainer series to share out all we’ve learned and developed and multiply the practice and impact of cultural organizing in communities across the U.S. South. 

As we launch our 2024 Train the Trainers series, we invite everyone to download our Train the Trainer Toolkit and utilize the accompanying videos to build skills with your community in the vital practice of community organizing. The videos below are available for use in your community to deepen your practice and understanding of cultural organizing and to share the process and lessons developed by our program participants in an Assess and Scheme session to inform the Train the Trainers curriculum.

Download the Toolkit here and watch the videos below.

More information about our in-person Train the Trainer series, with spaces still available in the June and July sessions, is below the video. 

Cultural Organizing Train the Trainer In-Person Workshops

Highlander’s Cultural Organizing programming has launched a Train-the-Trainers series in 2024 to nurture the skills of grassroots leadership and help build the capacity of marginalized communities across the South. The sessions are currently full. 

We believe in the power of communities and their ability to identify and address the challenges they face. We also believe in the power of art and culture as tools to dramatize injustice, to visualize freedom and justice for all, and to actualize that vision. We are providing multiple opportunities in 2024 to join a growing network of cultural organizers working at the nexus of art, culture, spirit, transformation, and policy and practice change to

  • Provide a shared framework of power, strategy, and the importance of cultural organizing for community organizing
  • Build a cohort of trainers to lead trainings
  • Develop a strategy and visioning space for members to think and plan outside traditional facilitation models
  • Share how training and cultural organizing can help to build concrete power for ongoing organizing efforts

Highlander cultural organizers and cohort members will train people from your organization to become Cultural Organizers in your community. The curriculum also supports groups in developing strategies to build people power and fight fascism in their communities.