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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

Seven Ways to Connect: May Member News

Welcome to these new Alternate ROOTS members who joined last month!     In This Issue:  Connect at ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers, NC – May 19-21, 2023 Rebrand/Redesign Workshop: Tuesday, May 23  ROOTS Week Registration Opens Wednesday, May 24, 2023  Get

Spring Renewal: New Opportunities! 🌸

Roots Weekend – Jacksonville, FL. 3/29-3/31/2019     April 3, 2023 | Member News — Register for ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers, NC, Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21, 2023 Artistic Assistance Applications Open & Proposal Supports Available Announcing: Rebrand/Redesign Project

In Solidarity with LGBTQIA and Drag Arts Communities

ROOTS Week 2019. Photo by Melisa Cardona.   Alternate ROOTS is in solidarity with the LGBTQIA and drag arts communities in the South and across the country! Legislatures across the U.S. are advancing anti-drag bills that are criminalizing an art

March Member News: Funding, Healing Opportunities & Member Connections

ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   March 9, 2023 | Member News Tuesday, March 28: Artistic Assistance: Professional Development Applications Open Artistic Assistance is a partnership between Alternate ROOTS and individual artists/cultural workers in the US South. Two Artistic

2024-27 EXCOMM NOMINATION PERIOD NOW OPEN

Nominations for Alternate ROOTS Executive Committee (ExComm) service for 2024-2027 are open now until Friday, March 15, 2024.  Please think about the leaders in your region who are deeply connected to the work of Alternate ROOTS. Take a moment 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.