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Tyler McDaniel

Tyler McDaniel he/him/his Development Associate Tyler@alternateroots.org With a curiosity of culture Tyler McDaniel uses his tools as a filmmaker, artist, and public historian to amplify already present voices and stories. Born and raised in Kentucky, within the Ohio River Valley,

Now Hiring: Development Associate (Part-Time)

  Wednesday, March 31 2021 | ROOTS Staff    Development Associate JOB DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES   Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition, or spirit. We are a group of

ROOTS Week 2021 Call For Proposals

ROOTS Week 2018. Photo by Melisa Cardona.   March 23, 2021 Virtual ROOTS Week Southern Soil: Collective Liberation in Harmony with the Land Tuesday, August 3-Sunday, August 8, 2021 Call for Proposals Due April 20, 2021  During this time of

Save the Date for ROOTS Weekend and ROOTS Week 2021

March 23, 2021   En Español continuación   Virtual ROOTS Weekend Southern Soil: Collective Learning in Harmony with the Land Friday May 14-Sunday, May 16, 2021 Save the Date! We will be holding our first-ever VIRTUAL ROOTS Weekend, Friday, May

Alternate ROOTS Seeks Communications Consultant: Proposals Due April 9, 2021

March 12, 2021   Alternate ROOTS is seeking a Communications Consultant, to support the development of a multi-year communications plan that takes our 45th anniversary in 2021 as an opportunity to begin working on a “refresh” with the 50th anniversary

Southern Soil: Alternate ROOTS’ 2021 Theme, Key Dates, & Happenings

ROOTS Week 2015. Photo by Melisa Cardona.   February 27, 2021    During this time of the pandemic, many of us have turned to the land to sustain and ground us. In the midst of growing climate crises, many of

Now Hiring: Communications Associate (Part-Time)

  February 11, 2021 | ROOTS Staff   Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition, or spirit. We are a group of artists, and cultural organizers based in the U.S.

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,

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FREE NEW MEMBERSHIP & P-W-Y-C MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AUGUST 2021-AUGUST 2022!

ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona. (Para español, favor de desplazarse hacia abajo)   August 4, 2021  Join Alternate ROOTS during the month of August 2021 and receive FREE new membership* or Pay-What-You-Can Membership renewal for one year! Our organization

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

ROOTS Week 2020 Artists’ Statement

The Urgency of Now by Karla Rosas and Fernando Lopez, created for ROOTS Week 2020, featuring C. Gypsi Lewis. La Urgencia de Ahora de Karla Rosas y Fernando López, creado para la Semana de ROOTS 2020, presentando a C. Gypsi

ROOTS Week Reimagined

The Urgency of Now by Karla Rosas and Fernando Lopez, created for ROOTS Week 2020, featuring C. Gypsi Lewis. Click here to read the artists’ statement. La Urgencia de Ahora de Karla Rosas y Fernando López, creado para la Semana

A Love-Infused Staff Transition: Deep Gratitude to Ashley Walden Davis

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Ashley Walden-Davis.   May 26, 2020   It is with deep gratitude, respect, and love that we announce that Ashley Walden Davis is transitioning off the Alternate ROOTS staff. As of today, May 26 she will begin a new role

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Weathering this Moment, Continuing on the Path

We’re leaning into the strength of our community during this uncertain time. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   Michelle Ramos, Alternate ROOTS Executive Director | April 23, 2020   Dear ROOTS Members, Partners, & Friends, Little did we know when we selected

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.