From Rosa Parks to Dream Defenders: Reflections from Training at Highlander

It was almost two in the morning by the time the taxi turned the corner into the Highlander Center.  The fact that it was so dark and quiet combined with long travel added a certain aura of mystique as we drove up the hill and saw the lights inside the famous, circular retreat center.  As we got out of the car and was greeted by their chef Thomas, it felt like I could taste the history and legacy that hung in the air.

I had been wanting to come here for years.  As a nonviolence trainer, as someone who appreciates history and legacy, as someone who understands how deeply we are indebted to those who came before us, and as a movement geek, there are few places anywhere in this country that holds as much meaning. [Read more...]