Strategies for Building Community: Lessons from Highlander

People in front of highlander library

Monday, May 13, 2019

Do you believe in and value the Mission of UIW but sometimes wonder if you are doing enough? Do you want to help refugees, adults with low literacy skills, the homeless, but don’t know where to begin?

Please join us to discuss community partnerships and social justice.

  • 6-7 p.m. Potluck, bring a dish to share from your culture
  • 7-9 p.m. Informational session for students, community partners, other universities

Located in the Gorman Building 119, at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209 (Google Maps).

This session will focus on the methods used by Highlander Folk School (now Highlander Research and Education Center), an adult education center involved in social justice campaigns since 1932. People facing difficult situations and conditions within their communities come to Highlander to learn methods for bringing change.

The workshop will be participatory. We will:

  • Get to know members of the UIW community and our
    sister ministries
  • Identify concerns in our own community
  • Create opportunities for acting on those concerns

The workshop will be facilitated by Pam McMichael, Louisville, KY, who served for 12 years as the Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center.

For more information, email Dr. Sharon Herbers at

The event is sponsored by the Dreeben School of Education. 

Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend should contact the ADA coordinator at least five university business days prior to the event at (210) 829-6035.