Registration now open!
Tuesday, May 15th to Thursday, May 17th, 2012. Featuring Local 1000 members Si Kahn & Holly Near. Download the registration form here.
What folk school*…
- is in the mountains of East Tennessee?
- was visited by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger on their lone cross-country trek together?
- was the first place that blacks and whites met…illegally at the time…to plot out the Civil Rights Movement?
- was the place “We Shall Overcome” was introduced, evolved, and spread?
- is the place where labor strategies were forged, where the first anti-mountaintop removal groups met, where Black Lung and Brown Lung victims gathered together to plan campaigns for occupational health and safety, where musicians have met for over 70 years to play together and learn from one another?
- is the site of Local 1000’s second Membership Retreat?
The answer to the above questions is the legendary Highlander Center. Now you have a chance to visit this historic and beautiful place! And like last year, SERFA is scheduled in Montreat, NC for the following weekend.
Join your Local 1000 brothers and sisters for a 3-day Local 1000 retreat on Tuesday, May 15th to Thursday, May 17th at the Highlander Center in New Market, TN. For a mere $235 you will be housed and fed and be able to join in on the workshops, singings, breakout sessions, and special events being offered. This is a only-members retreat and there are only 28 spaces available, so sign up today. ‘Cause when it’s gone, it’s gone.
What? A Local 1000 retreat. 3 days and 2 nights of meals together, workshops, discussions, and of course, plenty of music. A great way to meet other Local 1000 members and together talk about what Local 1000 is and can be.
When? Noon (Lunch) Tuesday, May 15th through lunch Thursday, May 17th. Perfect for those folks working on the weekends. NOTE: SERFA is again happening immediately afterwards, only 1-1/2 hours to the east in NC. Last year this was a tremendous opportunity to share the Local 1000 experience with other musicians!
Where? Highlander Center (http://www.highlandercenter.org/) south of New Market, TN (just east of Knoxville, TN).
Who? Only Local 1000 members in good standing are invited. Spouses/partners are welcome. Because of the intimacy of Highlander, there is a limit of 35 spaces available.
How much? $235 total. This covers all expenses, including room and board. Rooming is in 2 dormitory-style areas. Meals are communal. Vegetarian options. Please note that the Highlander provides towel and washcloth.
There are lodging alternatives nearby. Visit this website for locations in Kodak, TN. Kristi Coleman from Highlander says there are some hotels by Exit 407 on Highway 40, which are about 10-15 min from Highlander (by the Bass Pro Shop).
If you are unable to attend, but want to make a donation to support the event, you are welcome to do so!
” 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