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
L-R: Chloe Smith and friend Lata Seth looking out over Oceti Sakowin camp. Photo: Leah Smith.
By Chloe Smith, Rising Appalachia (Atlanta, Georgia & North Carolina) | January 26, 2017
*The title is borrowed from this song by Trevor Hall, which was written to raise money for the Water Protectors at… Read more
For over a decade, the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) has supported the movement to end the prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration of youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system. With approximately 200,000 youth touching… Read more
Photo: Katina Parker
By Katina Parker (Durham, NC) | January 26, 2017
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Just after sunrise, an eclectic group of 40 mostly White anarchist-types gathered at a city park in Durham, preparing to face off with the Loyal White Knights. One day after Trump’s election, the KKK made … Read more
Photo: Melisa Cardona
Leticia Contreras | December 14, 2016
The seeds that we have planted have come to harvest. As the brisk air of North Texas reminded us that a new season has come, we celebrated and harvested our creative acts of resistance together in Dallas. The land of the Caddo, Witchita, Tuacana,… Read more
The 2016-17 Executive Committee meets for the October Face-to-Face
Esmeralda Baltazar | December 5, 2016
For full meeting minutes from the October 2016 ExComm Face-to-Face, click here.
Imagine you are surrounded by the color-wheel, asked to pick a color, stand by it and then use that… Read more
#CharlitUprising. Photo: Katina Parker
Katina Parker (Durham, NC) | November 16, 2016
Election night. I’m stationed in Charlotte, producing coverage for Al Jazeera. I’ve been dispatched with a gas mask, helmet, bullet proof vest, and personal body guard.
Without an intervention from God, … Read more
November 16, 2016
This letter is in response to the Standing Rock Sioux’s call for statements of support. We encourage our members and partner organizations to write your own letters, sign a petition addressed to President Obama to permanently halt Dakota Access Pipeline construction here, and… Read more
Carlton Turner | November 9, 2016
Carlton Turner shared this message with Alternate ROOTS’ staff and Executive Committee the morning after the election.
I know that you are all disappointed with the outcome of last night’s election. Take your time processing this moment. It… Read more