Collective Courage: Standing Up, Fighting Back, and Building Self-Determined Beautiful Solutions September 16-18, 2016

Homecoming Schedule + International Speaker Announcements

Join us as we dig deep into what the road ahead holds in building a solidarity economy, new leadership, politics, roles, and relationships. We will be lifting up the legacy of seasoned leadership while discussing the current moment and upcoming movement leaders, all in traditional Highlander fashion, with workshops and plenaries, conversation and culture, lots of singing, food, friendship, and recommitting ourselves to the long haul. Let’s work together to build on the amazing work for justice as we celebrate the footsteps and transition of our very own director, Pam McMichael, who has given over a decade to Highlander and a lifetime to the movement!

There’s a suggested donation of $20 for the Pam McMichael’s Celebration Party Friday evening, Sept. 16. Saturday registration is $52 and $32 for Sunday. For both Saturday and Sunday, there’s a sliding scale of $84-$384. Camping is available at $15 per person at night.

The Economic and Governance One-Day Curriculum will be Friday, 9am-5pm, and Pam McMichael’s Party will be starting with dinner at 6pm and the party 7-9pm.. On-site registration starts at 8am on Saturday, Sept. 17. Saturday’s programming runs from 10am-9:30pm, and Sunday’s programming will run 9:30am-1pm, ending with lunch on Sept. 18. There’s a $20 fee for dinner Saturday evening if would like to join us..

Sunday includes a cultural performance, lunch, round-table discussions, activist/author talks, and music.

Friday –Join us for the launch of Highlander’s Economics and Governance One-Day Curriculum.

We are very excited to share our Economics and Governance One-Day Curriculum on Friday, September 16th from 9am-5pm.   This is a very participatory curriculum, built to help communities demystify our economic and governance systems, to show how they interconnect and to encourage people to analyze their communities and look for projects and alternatives that can shift power and resources back into the hands of our communities.  If you are interested in this event, please register your interest.  We have scholarships for people to attend our Homecoming who are interested in potentially bringing this curriculum back to their organization or community.   If you are interested in this event, you can register at Contact Samir Rohlin Hazboun at for more information.


Click here to register for Homecoming

For lodging at area hotels:
Day’s Inn at $99/night
3402 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Kodak, TN 37764 865-933-4500 ask for Highlander Homecoming

Comfort Suites at $109/night

161 W. Dumplin Valley Road

Kodak, TN  37764 865-933-3131 ask for Highlander Homecoming

Schedule to come soon

For more information, contact Andre Canty at 865-360-7321 or