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Nathalie Nia Faulk

NATHALIE NIA FAULK they/them/theirs & she/her/hers Mistress of Cultural Exuberance and Pleasantries [Cultural Organizing Programs Coordinator] nathalie@alternateroots.org Nathalie Nia (Nate) Faulk (they/them she/her) born in Lafayette, Louisiana and living in New Orleans for the last eight years, is a self

FREE Membership August 2020-August 2021!

ROOTS Week 2019. Photo: Melisa Cardona. (Para español, favor de desplazarse hacia abajo)   August 4, 2020  Join Alternate ROOTS during the month of August 2020 and receive FREE membership* or renewal for one year! Our organization is committed to

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

Ashley Walden-Davis.

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

We Are Resourceful! Shared Resources in Response to COVID-19

While we may not be sharing space or holding hands for weeks/months, we’re leaning into the strength of our community during this uncertain time. Photo: Melisa Cardona. Updated April 6, 2020 As the spread of COVID-19 in the US moved

“The Fierce Urgency of Now:” Alternate ROOTS 2020 Preview

Rebecca Mwase performing Looking at Abroad at ROOTS Week 2017. Photo by Melisa Cardona.   On this day honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we at Alternate ROOTS are looking to the year ahead and

ROOTS is Hiring: Executive Assistant

  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. South, creating a better world together. As

Sabbatical Reflection & Looking Forward

Ashley Walden Davis | December 11, 2019   Dear ROOTS Members, I am very blessed and filled with gratitude sending you this note just be for my return to work. To be completely honest, the sabbatical is not at all

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.