Wednesday, October 18

Highlander Center Pre-Conference Workshop
(10:00am-4:00pm)
Kitteridge Multipurpose Rooms C&D
(registration is required)

Join Highlander Center for a dive into popular education, organizing, movement history, and current challenges and opportunities in this workshop. Highlander Center is a popular education center in Tennessee that has been a pivotal gathering place for labor, civil rights, environmental justice, education, immigrant rights, and youth organizing throughout its 85 year history. Started in 1932, in the depths of the Depression in rural Grundy County, Highlander has focused its work in the Southern and Appalachian United States, supporting leaders and groups to come together, share ideas and strategies at the center and return back to their communities to better organize to change their situation. Join Susan Williams and Esmeralda Baltazar from the Highlander Center Education Team for a participatory workshop exploring Highlander’s history and methodologies. Participants will explore historical movements and share more about current organizing efforts in these challenging times for our education institutions, communities and society.

Full-Conference Meet-and-Greet; registration opens
(5:00pm-9:00pm)
Millennium Hotel Bar; happy hour prices all night; cash bar