Photo: Lise Metzger
By Liz Lerman | August 3, 2017
I was frustrated. What passed for feedback in my community of dance makers was something like: “Nice dance, Liz, now let’s go get a drink” or maybe just “Let’s go get a drink.” I could be found walking the streets of Washington, DC, days after… Read more
Photo: Jasmine Roberts
By Keryl McCord and Ashley Walden Davis | August 3, 2017
Back to the Basics, Down to the ROOTS. That’s the theme for the 41st ROOTS Week Annual Meeting and Artists’ Retreat. This means we will focus on a core part of our mission, “eliminating all forms of oppression.” Eliminating… Read more
Photo: Tin Nguyen
Katina Parker | August 3, 2017
2017 has been a hell of a year – intense, grueling, and discouraging if you read the headlines. Or if you walk outside. Everywhere there are signs of White supremacy feeling emboldened – an uptick in Klan and Alt Right marches in small towns throughout… Read more
By Jessica Clark | August 3, 2017
Back to the Basics, Down to the ROOTS. When I learned of this theme, I immediately wanted to research and represent the beginning of Alternate ROOTS. I began to search The History Project on the ROOTS’ website to familiarize myself with the evolution of ROOTS, and how… Read more
Chef Neil Robinson
A native of Macon, GA, Chef Neil found his calling to culinary at Idle Hours Country Club, where he then pursued his culinary education at the American Culinary Foundation in Atlanta, GA. Currently he is the Chef Manager at Bob Jones University, leading a kitchen staff of 40. Previously… Read more
2017 Fall Fellowship
Practicum Dates | September 10 – December 10, 2017
Alternate ROOTS is seeking one to two Arts Management Fellows to work with the staff. ROOTS is looking to invest deeply into a learning exchange with an emerging arts administrator, artist, or manager looking to learn the… Read more
Ofelia Faz-Garza, founder of The Meet Shop, and her daughter. Photo: Melisa Cardona.
By Edyka Chilomé (Dallas, TX) | May 30, 2017
“This land was Mexican once, was Indian always and is. And will be again.”
– Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands, 1987
I begin this article by acknowledging the … Read more
Nicole Garneau | April 26, 2017
Awww, shoot. Alternate ROOTS is getting our genders and sexualities liberated! Did y’all catch this salacious item in the latest strategic plan?
Alternate ROOTS is up against a learning edge around gender and sexuality—an edge sharp enough that we decided … Read more
Hannah Ayers (Richmond, VA) | March 29, 2017
Editor’s Note: In the month leading up to ROOTS Weekend-Richmond, Richmond Justice provides valuable local context for the conversations we’ll be having around the weekend’s theme: Creating a World Without Prisons. Join us for… Read more
Photo: Katina Parker
By Katina Parker (Durham, NC) | March 20, 2017
8:40am, Saturday, January 21.
The day after the Inauguration.
I was hustling through the streets of DC trying to make the beginning of the Women’s March Rally. Pink pussy hats and lighthearted optimism percolated on every corner.… Read more