Since early 2007, Highlander has been coordinating local “Justice School” sessions for organizers, members, and leaders of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). The sessions combine nuts-and-bolts training on organizing and leadership skills with broader discussions of social, political, and economic issues related to immigration and the immigrant rights movement.

In March-June, fifteen TIRRC members participated in Justice School sesions in Nashville. Sessions are currently underway for TIRRC members in East Tennessee. To see pictures from a recent Justice School in Knoxville for young people active in TIRRC’s East Tennessee chapter, click here.