Uganda: Vaccine Apartheid, Linking our Global Struggles: A Collaboration between Highlander and Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism Chapters
https://vimeo.com/652211981 In this segment of our As We Re/Gather collaboration with Equal Health’s international chapters of its Campaign Against Racism, CAR’s Uganda chapter lays out the impact of vaccine inequity, Western capitalism, and systemic racism on public health and the livelihoods of Ugandans, with clear calls to action on vaccine access and redistribution of wealth […]
Linking our Global Struggles: A Collaboration between Highlander and Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism Chapters / India
This period has made it obvious that we are much more connected than we think and that artificial barriers created because of race, gender, caste, class, religion, geography, physical ability, sexual orientation etc. are not so clear cut in the face of a pandemic. Of course the pandemic also laid bare for us the huge […]
Linking our Global Struggles: A Collaboration between Highlander and Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism Chapters
Over the course of our As We Re/Gather project this year, we invited folks to share their stories and experiences emerging from the last 18 months amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attacks on democracy, and uprisings to defend Black lives. In the U.S., we have experienced our global connectedness and interdependency in new ways, while […]
Highlander Board Co-Chair Makani Themba and adrienne maree brown joined us at Highlander’s 2021 Homecoming to bring light and love in a conversation about what is possible in this moment and for our emergence from this historic period of loss and change.
Highlander Co-Executive Directors Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Allyn Maxfield-Steele join in another conversation as part of our As We Re/Gather project, reflecting on how grief shapes our work and is vital to hold and honor in this period of loss and extended uncertainties. “How do we prepare ourselves for collective grief, and the ways that […]
Hilary Moore and Vincent Bababoutilabo join our As We Re/Gather project in conversation from Germany, sharing reflections on anti-racist organizing in Germany, lessons in organizing amid the pandemic, and global connections in our work coming out of the events of 2020 and beyond. Hilary Moore is author of Burning Earth, Changing Europe: How the Racist […]
Amira Karaoud is a photojournalist and audio-producer based in Louisville, KY. Karaoud is passionate about telling stories of tight-knit communities who thrive on finding their own authenticities and creating connections around their subculture. She shares her photo story “Connecting Lands” with our As We Re/Gather project, an excerpt from her larger digital storytelling project “Healing […]
The photography exhibit “Nashville: A Pandemic Observed” is on display at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN, through Sept. 30. Curator and photographer Joon Powell, a librarian at the Center and a former news photographer, coped with the isolation of the pandemic by photographing her family’s life at home, ultimately inviting photojournalist friends John […]
Highlander Co-Executive Directors Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Allyn Maxfield-Steele continue their conversations as part of our As We Re/Gather project, asking questions to examine our understanding of thriving in this time.
This report was crafted from feedback gathered in a listening and assessment process following the culmination of Highlander’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship program. With support from Dialogue and Design, 20 grassroots organizers in Central Appalachia were interviewed about the values and principles underlying just transition work in the region. They lifted up case studies, opportunities, and challenges toward advancing a transformative vision for new economies in Central Appalachia, particularly as we emerge from 2020, an historic year of loss and resistance that amplified how intersecting crises rooted in white supremacy and capitalism impact our lives and communities in this particular moment.