Highlander Center's 75th Anniversary

The Highlander Center's 75th Anniversary Celebration is August 31-September 2nd in New Market, TN. The CLJ will be represented with an information table at cultural events and during the weekend's Educational Institutes. From Highlander's About Us page:

The Highlander Center was founded in 1932 to serve as an adult education center for community workers involved in social and economic justice movements. The goal of Highlander was and is to provide education and support to poor and working people fighting economic injustice, poverty, prejudice, and environmental destruction. We help grassroots leaders create the tools necessary for building broad-based movements for change.

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.

National Public Radio story. (September 2, 2007)