On the CARN-ARNA-Highlander Study Day: A Reflection * July 30, 2016
2016 ARNA Conference attendees had the option of participating in a historic CARN-ARNA Study Day on June 15. The event was held at the Highlander Education and Research Center outside of Knoxville. This legendary setting provided participating ARNA members and action researchers and practitioner-researchers from around the Americas with a first-hand experience of an extraordinary place which has served as incubator, nurturer, and return drawing board for many of the most significant struggles for social justice in the United States over the past 80+ years. From labor organizing, to fighting against the destruction and pollution of rural communities by petrochemical and mining corporate giants, to developing strategies for the Civil Rights Movement, Highlander has been there as a beacon of light and a brewer of hope.
This announcement is simply to encourage all those who attended the Study Day in June to keep studying the work of Highlander and the lives of the people who created it and fought to keep it alive and well over the decades. For those wishing to learn more about the wonderful work of Highlander, I offer a few comments about two books. The comments are found on the Knowledge Mobilization page of arnaconnect.