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February 22, 2024 Member News

  ROOTS Week 2014. Photo by Doobius.org   In This Issue:  You are Invited: Listening Sessions with ExComm Member News Release Dates ExComm Nominations are Open for 2024-2027! Upcoming ExComm Meetings Take a Survey to Guide Executive Search Process Deadline:

February 6th, 2024 Member News

Marquetta DuPree teaches Afro-Caribbean dance at ROOTS Week 2024. Photo: Mel Cardona   In This Issue:  . Deadline: Join or Renew your Dues March 1 Artistic Assistance: Professional Development Grants Spring 2024 Executive Committee Nominations Open Executive Leadership Search Advisory

JOURNEY THROUGH ROOTS WEEKEND RHIZOME: CHARLESTON, SC

Participants in ROOTS Rhizome Weekend in Charleston, SC, September 2023. Photo by Marquetta Dupree.   The September 30th, 2023 ROOTS Weekend Rhizome in Charleston, SC, was a delightful and successful community gathering. The day unfolded in four distinct parts, designed

Welcome Back, Winter Tea Time, Poetry for Nature and more…

Melisa Cardona. Alternate ROOTS archives.   Welcome back, Alternate ROOTS! As we embark on the journey of 2024, we celebrate the vibrant spirit that defines us—a community, a collective of artists, and cultural organizers—ROOTED! As the world undergoes profound changes,

We’re Hiring: Two Contract Positions to Prepare the ROOTS Book for Publication!

Bill Snyder juggles at daybreak at ROOTS 1987 Annual Meeting in Black Mountain, NC. Photo: George King. December 15, 2023 It’ll Take Some Tellin’, ROOTS’ years-in-the-making book project is a collection of critical essays, personal stories, interviews, story circles and

Welcome ExComm | Office Reflection Dates and Upcoming Meetings

New ExComm Members – photos courtesy of ExComm Members.    In This Issue: . Alternate ROOTS Office Closed for Staff Reflection, December 16, 2023 – January 2, 2024 Welcome New ExComm Members! Applications for ILI Year 6 Cohort due January

December Office Closure Member News Schedule and Season Update

ROOTS Week 2023. Photo by Melisa Cardona.     In This Issue: . Alternate ROOTS Office Closed for Staff Reflection, December 16 – January 2 Member News – New Schedule Get Involved, Get Connected ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ ROOTS Office Closed for Staff

Fly High, Ukulele Lady: Remembering Beloved ROOTer Ann Kilkelly

Ann Kilkelly, Carol Burch-Brown, and Steve Bailey at ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   October 10, 2023   Longtime ROOTS member Ann Kilkelly passed away at age 76 after a long struggle with dementia on September 9, 2023. Ann

October Member News, First Edition

Ann Kilkelly, Carol Burch-Brown, and Steve Bailey at ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   In This Issue: . Fly High, Ukulele Lady: Remembering Beloved ROOTer Ann Kilkelly Member News Release Dates Fiscal Sponsorship – Applications Opening & Eligibility Change

September 25 Member News

Michelle Ramos at ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona   In This Issue: . Michelle Ramos’ Departure Artistic Assistance Deadline Embracing Change: Introducing ROOTS Weekend Rhizomes FamILI Dinner Member News Get Involved, Get Connected Opportunities in the Field Gratitude to

A Time of Change: Gratitude to Michelle Ramos & News on What’s Ahead

Michelle Ramos at ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona   September 19, 2023   Dear Community, It is from a deep well of love, gratitude, and support that we announce the departure of Dr. Michelle Ramos from her Executive Director

September Member News

September 1, 2023   In This Issue: . Join us! Art2Action 10th Anniversary Veteran Community Open Mic: 9/10 in Tampa, FL Artistic Assistance Project Development: Applications Due 9/29 & Proposal Supports Available! ROOTS Weekend: Harlan County is Canceled Reactivating the

Alternate ROOTS of the Future: Stories, Icons, and Tools for Artists

Screen Shot from “Narrative Strategies” Workshop Mural Board, designed by SoulCenter and co-created with ROOTS members, June 2023.    Alternate ROOTS is in the midst of a 14-month Rebrand/Redesign Process. That means that members and staff are working with SoulCenter,

July 24, 2023 Member News

 ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers. Photo: Melisa Cardona.    In This Issue:    You Can Still Register for ROOTS Week Logo Redesign Presentation TONIGHT! Last July Porch Sits TONIGHT! This Year’s HYBRID Annual Meeting ExComm Voting Slate ROOTS is hiring Fall Artistic

First Porch Sit TONIGHT + ROOTS Week Registration, Annual Meeting Info & More!

ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers. Photo:  Mel Cardona.     In This Issue:   Register for ROOTS Week Attend the July Porch Sits This Year’s HYBRID Annual Meeting Engage with the Logo Redesign ExComm Slate Early Voting ROOTS is Hiring Fall Artistic

Renew Dues or Join ROOTS by July 21 to be Eligible for Fall Artistic Assistance

ROOTS member JOY at ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers. Photo: Melisa Cardona.    The heart and soul of Alternate ROOTS is our MEMBERS, and only members have access to our funding and partnership programs.  If you are planning to apply for Artistic

Three Ways to Connect Before ROOTS Week

                                          ROOTS Weekend Whitakers, NC, 2023. Photo by Melisa Cardona.     ——————ROOTS Week 2023: CONNECT ——————Tuesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 13 ——————Lutheridge Conference Center, Arden, NC ——————Registration is open!  ——————-       –• On-campus tickets have sold out, but you

ROOTS is Hiring: Applications due July 13!

The Alternate ROOTS staff at our December Face-to-Face meeting. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   June 16, 2023   ROOTS is Hiring!   We are hiring for one full-time position, and one part-time fellowship position! Finance Manager (full-time) Justice Advocacy Fellow (part-time)

ROOTS Week 2023 Planning, ROOTS Narratives, and Meet Ups in ATL!

Photo credit: Roots Weekend – Mel Cardona.   In This Issue:  ROOTS Week Registration Now Open Rebrand/Redesign Narrative Strategy Session #1: Who Am I / Who are We? Thursday June 22, 6pm-7:30pm ET Get Involved, Get Connected ROOTS Week Registration

Redesign Workshop, ROOTS Week Dates, and a Rhizome Challenge

In This Issue:  Meet the SoulCenter Team & Join the Design Workshop on Tuesday May 23 ROOTS Week Registration Opens Wednesday, May 24, 2023 News from Members News from Staff Opportunities ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Meet the SoulCenter Team + Join the Workshop

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.