Author: Melisa Cardona

Protected: ROOTS is Hiring: Regranting Programs Associate (Part-Time)

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Protected: ROOTS is Hiring: Partnerships Programs Associate (Part-Time)

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2020: What a Year. Reflections, Funder Thanks & New Short Film

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Click HERE to watch the Remembering, the Now. Conceived and directed by Melisa Cardona, Poem by Jonathan Clark.   December 17, 2020   2020. What a year.    When we chose The Fierce Urgency of Now as our 2020 theme,

Solidarity Fund 2.0

We’re leaning into the strength of our community during this uncertain time. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   Applications Now Open & Donations Now Accepted! In March 2020, we introduced the Solidarity Fund in response to the enormous impact the pandemic was

Mel Cardona

MELISA (Mel) CARDONA they/them/theirs & she/her/hers Platforms Whisperer & Visual Story Alchemist [Communications Specialist] melisa@alternateroots.org Mel is a first generation queer Latinx self-taught artivist who grew up between Atlanta, GA and her parents native land of Colombia. They cut their

Jennifer Williams

JENNIFER WILLIAMS she/her/hers Wordsmith [Communications Coordinator & Wordsmith] jennifer@alternateroots.org Jennifer M. Williams is the Communications Coordinator & Wordsmith at Alternate ROOTS. She is passionate about collaborating with artists and recently served as the Public Programs Manager at the New Orleans

Ryan Crane

RYAN CRANE they/them/theirs & he/him/his Road Mapper [Executive Assistant] ryan@alternateroots.org Ryan Crane is a black, gender non-conforming, gulf south native, queer, artist, critical thinker, and curator currently residing in Bulbancha. Ryan uses archival, critical theory, philosophy, and various material mediums

indee mitchell

indee mitchell they/them/theirs & he/him/his Mastress of Cultural Exuberance and Agitation [Cultural Organizing Programs Administrator] indee@alternateroots.org indee mitchell (they/them/theirs, he/him/his) is a New Orleans based performance artist, Queer Black feminist, and cultural worker interested in experimental and community centered work

Nathalie Nia Faulk

NATHALIE NIA FAULK they/them/theirs & she/her/hers Mistress of Cultural Exuberance and Pleasantries [Cultural Organizing Programs Coordinator] nathalie@alternateroots.org Nathalie Nia (Nate) Faulk (they/them she/her) born in Lafayette, Louisiana and living in New Orleans for the last eight years, is a self

FREE Membership August 2020-August 2021!

ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona. (Para español, favor de desplazarse hacia abajo)   August 4, 2020  Join Alternate ROOTS during the month of August 2020 and receive FREE membership* or renewal for one year! Our organization is committed to

August 21-August 23, 2020: ROOTS Annual Business Meeting

Annual Buisness Meeting ROOTS Week 2019. Photo by Melisa Cardona. Alternate ROOTS’ 44th Annual Business Meeting  Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23, 2020  11 am EST/10 am CST/8 am PST Virtual Meeting   Dear ROOTers, We are excited to

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.