Here are some endorsements of last year’s Highlander Retreat.
” Last year’s retreat was a rare and special time for me; to meet with peers who understand, to share strategies and memories.
Highlander is hallowed space where organizers and musicians have dreamed huge dreams and sparked huge changes for social justice in our world!” -Peter Alsop
“The 2011 Retreat at the Highlander Center was amazing. There we were at the spiritual home of “We Shall Overcome” and of key organizing efforts for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s with a roomful of delightful brothers and sisters who believe in the power of songs to speak truth to power and to change the world for the better. Truly inspiring!” -Albert Berwick
“When you sit in one of those rocking chairs facing each other in a circle in that great meeting room, you are sitting in a chair that could well have been occupied by Rosa Parks, Ralph Rinzler, Miles Horton, Guy Carawan, Hazel Dickens… the list goes on with the spirit of some of the greatest movers and shakers this land has ever known. Can there be a more important and hallowed place for Local 1000 members to meet, sing and plan the future? An experience not to be missed.” -John O’Connor
” You cannot help but stir the wind into your cooling tea.
See you at Highlander 2012.” Folksinger Austin Nash