A Select Reading List from the UpROOTing Team: ROOTS Week 2018

The UpROOTing Facilitator Team has compiled a list of selected resources to help ground you in some of the principles and learnings that have informed the content shared over the week as well as places for you to dig deeper after ROOTS Week is over. This list is not exhaustive or all inclusive, but particularRead more

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UpROOTING Trainings: Eliminating All Forms of Oppression

Keryl McCord and MK Wegmann | July 31, 2018

Racism doubles or triples every other oppression. Racial classifications were invented by early naturalists and anthropologists in the 1700s and refined in the 1800s in the years leading up to the Civil War. Race was created as a means of political and socialRead more

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ExComm Face-to-Face Report Out

By Monique Davis | July 30, 2018

ExComm members who attended the June Face-to-Face in person and virtually.

Work accomplished during the Face-to-Face.

Celebration of work accomplished and continued commitment to ROOTS values.

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#ROOTSRoadTrip Travelogue: Part Three

Michelle Ramos, Alternate ROOTS’ Executive Director | July 19, 2018

One of Michelle Ramos’ first moves as ROOTS’ new executive director was to announce the #ROOTSRoadTrip – that she’d be packing her bags and hitting the road to meet ROOTers in their communities. Responses came rushing Read more

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Artist Statement: Liana Ambrose Murray

This year’s ROOTS artwork is a tribute to the Southern sculptor, artist, and educator Augusta Savage born in 1892 in Green Cove Springs near Jacksonville, Florida. Although I’ve grown up in Asheville, NC, I was born in Jacksonville, FL too. Savage began sculpting as a young girl with the red clay… Read more

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#ROOTSRoadTrip Travelogue: Part Two

Michelle Ramos, Alternate ROOTS’ Executive Director | July 12, 2018

One of Michelle Ramos’ first moves as ROOTS’ new executive director was to announce the #ROOTSRoadTrip – that she’d be packing her bags and hitting the road to meet ROOTers in their communities. Responses came rushing Read more

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#ROOTSRoadTrip Travelogue: Part One

Michelle Ramos, Alternate ROOTS’ Executive Director | July 10, 2018

One of Michelle Ramos’ first moves as ROOTS’ new executive director was to announce the #ROOTSRoadTrip – that she’d be packing her bags and hitting the road to meet ROOTers in their communities. Responses came rushing Read more

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Cultural Policy & ROOTS

A Southern based regional arts and social justice service organization with national reach, Alternate ROOTS’ role in cultural policy is to develop an understanding and awareness of regional and national social justice and arts policies that have implications for Alternate ROOTS members and Read more

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In Solidarity with Migrants and Asylum Seekers

ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS written and performed by José Torres-Tama at ROOTS Weekend-Dallas. Photo: Melisa Cardona. 

What is unfolding on the border is a human rights crisis. We at ROOTS stand with migrants and asylum seekers. We oppose the separation of families; we opposeRead more

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Gentrifying the Conversation on Gentrification: Resisting the Performative Culture of Whiteness in Dallas Organizing

Disrupting Displacement, organized by Edyka Chilomé and Vicki Meek, was part of the Creating Place Learning Exchange series. Photo: Betty Yu.

Edyka Chilomé (Dallas, TX) | May 21, 2018

When I was approached by Alternate ROOTS to participate in the Creating Place project, I was honored to be sittingRead more

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Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.