Announcing Southern Women Workers School 2019

Agitate! Educate! Organize!

Women workers from across the South and Appalachia will be meeting to share worker organizing stories from the past and the present, learn from other movements, build our leadership and organizing skills, and have a great time! There, our Executive Director and Senior Popular Educator Jeannette Huezo will be opening event with a new workshop based on our classic economic inequality analysis curriculum.


Scarritt Bennett Center,
Nashville TN


August 1-4, 2019

Come join women from across the South and Appalachia, from labor unions and non-traditional worker organizing groups, to develop leadership skills and share strategies to strengthen worker organizing. There will be workshops, skill sessions, cultural events at Scarritt Bennett and we will have an opportunity to learn about some amazing labor and coalitional work in Nashville.

People of color, people with disabilities, non-union workers organizing for justice, lesbian/bisexual and/or transgendered people, younger and older workers, recent immigrants, people from all faith traditions and economic class backgrounds are welcome. In our diversity, we build solidarity as workers.

Cost for event (includes program, meals and lodging) is $650. We will be offering Spanish/English interpretation and child care will be available if needed. Some scholarships are available - - just fill out scholarship request at the end of the application.

For more information contact Susan Williams at Highlander Center:
[email protected],

To apply, go to:



United Association of Labor Education Women’s committee
Highlander Research and Education Center
United for a Fair Economy
IBEW Local 429

This theme – Agitate! Educate! Organize! connects us to Southern Women Labor schools from last century. This was their favorite motto as they built womens’ leadership – just as we do today.





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