Author: nicole.gurgel@gmail.com

Update on Why We Must Have Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Arts

By Keryl McCord, Operations Director, Alternate ROOTS | May 9, 2016 This article elaborates on “Why We Must Have Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity In the Arts: A Response to the National Association for Music Education,” posted on this blog on May 4. 

Why We Must Have Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in the Arts: A Response to the National Association for Music Education

By Keryl McCord, Operations Director, Alternate ROOTS | May 4, 2016 Since the writing of this article, Jesse Rosen, President & CEO of the League of American Orchestras, has joined Keryl McCord in speaking out on this matter. Read his

In Solidarity Against HB2: Why ROOTS Isn’t Boycotting North Carolina

Photo taken by Elainiel Baldwin at an HB2 Action on March 24. To view the full album, click here.  This spring, we have seen legislation rise up in our region and across our country, that allows the state and citizens

Archival Revival | The Partnering of Artists and Communities: New Methods Evolving in the Durham CAPP

By Nayo Barbara Malcolm Watkins Originally published: Winter 1993 | Republished: February 3, 2016    In celebration of ROOTS’ 40th year, we’ll be curating the Archival Revival Series – a collection of articles by ROOTers, about the work of ROOTS over the

How Can We Create A World Where No Youth Are Locked Up? Bringing Incarcerated Youth to the Forefront of the Movement for Youth Justice

Trey Hartt, (Richmond, VA) | February 3, 2016 Performing Statistics is part of Alternate ROOTS’ 2015-16 Partners in Action cohort.  “If you were me you would know that I love my family; that I’m a respectful person; that I have the

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Meet Our Winter 2015-16 Artistic Assistance Awardees

For Immediate Release February 8, 2016 Contact: Nicole Gurgel-Seefeldt, Communications Manager 651-895-9206 nicole@alternateroots.org Alternate ROOTS is proud to announce our Winter 2015-16 Artistic Assistance Award Recipients. This group of 26 artists, activists, and cultural organizers spans eight Southern states and

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From Script to Screen: Documenting the Free Southern Theater

Early Free Southern Theater promotional image, circa 1970.  Jason Foster & Kiyoko McCrae (New Orleans, LA) | February 2, 2016 “Through theater, we think to open a new area of protest. One that permits the development of playwrights and actors,

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ROOTS 40th Year: A Call to Action – Emergent Organizing

Members of Carpetbag Theatre perform Red Summer at the 1992 Annual Meeting, at Table Rock, NC. From L-R: Vida Werner, Bert Tanner, Adora Dupree, and Linda Parris-Bailey.  Article by ROOTS Staff | January 6, 2016 In 1976, at the Highlander

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The Places We Call Home: ROOTS Weekend at Zora Fest

(L-R) Ausettua AmorAmenkum and Jarrell Hamilton perform in Junebug Productions’ Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue. Photo credit: Melisa Cardona, 2014. Article by Tamiko Ambrose Murray (Asheville, NC) | January 4, 2016 Interested in attending ROOTS Weekend-Eatonville? Click here

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Investing In Culture: 50 Years of the NEA

ROOTS’ Executive Director, Carlton Turner was invited to the NEA’s 50th anniversary concert at the White House, in which New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty performed.    Article by Carlton Turner, Alternate ROOTS Executive Director (Utica, MS) | January 5, 2016 On October

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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.