5/18/09 – Update: The Workshop Work Week is full, and we are not accepting any more applications. Watch View from the Hill and the Highlander website for additional volunteer opportunities.
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Highlander Announces Our New
Wild and Wonderful
Witty and Wacky
Workshop Work Week!!
May 25-29, 2009
Start one of your best summers ever with Highlander staff and people from around the country at the premiere of Highlander’s new Wild and Wonderful, Witty and Wacky Workshop Work Week, May 25-29, 2009.
Spend your morning in the idea of Highlander, learning from each other, having political discussions, and participating in workshops on popular education, organizing, movement building, and the history of social change.
Spend the afternoon in service to the place of Highlander. As part of a team, help clear a trail, work in the garden, plant trees, paint a room, file in the office, or build a bench, for example. There will be volunteer jobs for all levels of skill and physical ability.
In the evenings, sing with Guy and Candie Carawan, tell stories over homemade ice cream, watch movement films under the stars, and square dance with a caller and live band (lessons provided).
It’s a good old Highlander throw-down that will start with supper at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 25, and conclude with lunch at noon on Friday, May 29th.
Cost: Sliding scale $350-$500. Some partial scholarships available.
How to apply:
- Online application form
- Printable application form (PDF 16kb)
- Online payment form ($350-$500. Enter “Workshop Work Week” in the “Purpose” box)
- Send a check marked “Workshop Work Week” to Highlander – 1959 Highlander Way, New Market, TN 37820.
Please fill out an application form before paying. If you are applying for a scholarship, please call Highlander first: 865-933-3443.
For more information, contact Highlander at hrec (at) highlandercenter.org or 865-933-3443.
I once had an opportunity to attend several Highlander functions in the 80’s and spend some considerable time with Myles.
I have recently been approached by several young people to assist with some of their projects, ranging from local sustainable garden projects in several low-income rural communities, to helping get a few neighborhood CBO’s organized.
Your upcoming training in May would be a great chance for these younger folks to get some real history and real focus. Please, stay in touch.
Peace and Love and Justice for all
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