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Celebrate the Highlander Center's 75 Years of Community Organizing

Date:
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Andrea Buffa
Location Details:
Pierre Coste Room (in the Statler Wing)
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave. (off Ocean), San Francisco
(near Balboa Park BART station; K Ingleside Muni line)

An evening of dialogue with Susan Williams, coordinator of the Highlander Center’s Education Team and lead staff person on its Across Race and Nation project.

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In 1932, during the Depression, radical Appalachians started a folk school on a Tennessee mountaintop in one of the poorest counties in the country, with the goal of using education to help bring about social change. Now, 75 years later, the Highlander Center is one of the most distinguished schools for grassroots community organizers in Appalachia and the Southern states.

Come learn about 75 years of Highlander’s work for social and economic justice in Appalachia and the South and hear about its successes and struggles – from its earliest efforts to build both a progressive labor movement and Civil Rights movement in the South; to later pioneering work to integrate culture and organizing; to more recent training of environmental justice and immigrant rights activists.

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the City College of San Francisco Labor Studies Department. For more information, contact Andrea Buffa, andreabuffa [at] berkeley.edu, 510-642-6371 or Bill Shields, wshields [at] ccsf.edu, 415-550-4473.
Added to the calendar on Thu, May 17, 2007 4:15PM
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