Location: Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw Avenue
Be part of a long tradition of grassroots social change.
Highlander Center Workshops
March 16 – 17, 2007
Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw Avenue
Training and meals are free.
Register on-line at www.umich.edu/~mserve
What is the Highlander Center?
The Highlander Center is a residential popular education and research
organization that has gathered workers, grassroots leaders, community
organizers, educators, and researchers to address the most pressing
social, environmental and economic problems. The founding principle and
guiding philosophy of Highlander is that the answers to the problems
facing society lie in the experiences of ordinary people. Those
experiences, so often belittled and denigrated in our society, are the
keys to grassroots power.
Generations of activists have come to Highlander to learn, teach, and
prepare to participate in struggles for justice. Highlander has played
important roles in many major political movements, including the
Southern labor movements of the 1930s, the Civil Rights Movement of the
1940s-60s, and the Appalachian people's movements of the 1970s-80s.
Currently, the Highlander Center is involved in organizing around
immigration, economic, and LBGT issues, among many others. They also
support training for youth activists and space to build multi-racial,
multicultural, and intergenerational alliances that meet to develop
strategies and ideas across race, age and gender.
Highlander Center is coming to campus for half and full day workshops
that will bring students, faculty and staff together to:
• Build multicultural coalitions around a specific issue and
• Learn about an organization and process that helps communities
work for social justice • Develop your knowledge and skills to
work for change in your community
Highlander Center Activities
Registration and meals during trainings are free. All trainings will
take place at the Trotter Multicultural Center
Friday, March 16 Half-day sessions, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 2:00
p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Join a diverse group of participants to address how you take action on
specific issues in your community. Topics could include: What’s next
after Prop 2: working for racial justice, environmental justice and
many other topics.
Saturday, March 17
Full day Training, 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Participate in a full-day workshop based on popular education that will
bring participants together to look at creating democratic spaces,
organizing for long-term efforts, and building alliances that can work
for social justice.
To get involved:
Registration is on-line at www.umich.edu/~mserve. You may attend both
the half and full day event and register either as an individual or
with a group. All events are free.
Please contact Rachel Wells at email@example.com or Mary Beth Damm at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-7465 with questions.
More information about the Highlander Center is on-line at
www.highlandercenter.org or through Myles Horton’s autobiography, The
This event is sponsored by the Ginsberg Center, a Division of Student
Affairs, in partnership with the LSA Citizenship Theme Year, School for
Natural Resources and the Environment, Department of Urban Planning, ,
Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of History,
Department of Sociology, Program in American Culture Michigan Community
Scholars Program, Residential College, School of Social Work, Women’s
Studies Program, Students Organizing for Labor Equality (SOLE), Prison
Creative Arts Project (PCAP), Inter-cooperative Council (ICC), and the
Graduate Employees Organization.