Author: Melisa Cardona

Bail Reform: ROOTS Members Shifting Culture and Policy

Bail Reform: ROOTS Members Shifting Culture and Policy  Returning from ROOTS Week, where we built our understanding of class and power, we wanted to share the work of members who are doing work around bail reform. For those who can

800-1000 Words Toward Decolonization

YOU ARE ON NATIVE LAND. Poster series by Jessica Clark and Ashley Minner, 2018-19. By Ashley Minner Picture it: East Baltimore, 2005. It was a beautiful, late spring afternoon in Patterson Park. The sun was shining. It seemed like everyone

2019 UpROOTing Trainings

2018 ROOTS Week UpROOTing Oppressions. Photo by Melisa Cardona Welcome to the 2019 model of Alternate ROOTS’ very own organically grown, custom-made anti-racism/anti-oppression workshop series. A team of ROOTS members has spent the last year designing this experience, building on

ROOTS Week 2019 Artist Statement: Angela Davis Johnson

ROOTS Week 2019 artwork created by Angela Davis Johnson. As I began this work, the questions that came up for me during the creation process were: In what ways do external projections of class change how we interact with one

Melisa Cardona

MELISA CARDONA Communications Specialist Melisa 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 teeth in the theater scene in Atlanta and dabbled in

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.