Category: Blog

Uprooting Family

Vanessa Mercado Taylor, Marquetta Dupree, and their children, wearing “My Ancestors are Proud t-shirts by Liza Garza. Photo: Melisa Cardona. Vanessa Mercado Taylor The ROOTS Week Youth Village has provided space for generations of Alternate ROOTS’ kids – a space

ROOTS Week 2019: Reflection

Photo by: Melisa Cardona By Word on the Street / La Voz de Los Jovenes Big thanks to our current Partners In Action cohort members Word on the Street / La Voz de Los Jovenes for this reflection on their

Race & Representation: A Keynote Address

A Keynote Address[1] by Andrea Assaf   Thank you, Alicia Burke, and thank you, Kathy Randels, for that wonderful introduction. Hey, ROOTS Fam! Oh, my goodness…I am so honored to be entrusted with doing a keynote for Alternate ROOTS, and

ROOTS Commons Zine

muthi reed & Sage Crump This zine is the culminating artifact from a five-month investigation addressing ROOTS mission for economic justice in the world and within the organization. We have included references and resources from three webinars in which we

Love and Power: Being and Living Liberation in the 21st Century

By Keryl McCord This keynote address was given by Keryl McCord at ROOTS Week 2019.    Good Morning – thanks to my ROOTS family for the opportunity to be with you this morning. I’m excited, and a little nervous because

ROOTS is Hiring: Part-Time Programs Associate

ROOTS is Hiring: Part-Time Programs Associate  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

Bail Reform: ROOTS Members Shifting Culture and Policy

Bail Reform: ROOTS Members Shifting Culture and Policy  Returning from ROOTS Week, where we built our understanding of class and power, we wanted to share the work of members who are doing work around bail reform. For those who can

800-1000 Words Toward Decolonization

YOU ARE ON NATIVE LAND. Poster series by Jessica Clark and Ashley Minner, 2018-19. By Ashley Minner Picture it: East Baltimore, 2005. It was a beautiful, late spring afternoon in Patterson Park. The sun was shining. It seemed like everyone

2019 UpROOTing Trainings

2018 ROOTS Week UpROOTing Oppressions. Photo by Melisa Cardona Welcome to the 2019 model of Alternate ROOTS’ very own organically grown, custom-made anti-racism/anti-oppression workshop series. A team of ROOTS members has spent the last year designing this experience, building on

Dignity for Incarcerated Parents: ROOTS Members Shifting Culture and Policy

As many of us celebrate our mothers and parents this weekend, we’re highlighting the efforts of ROOTS members who are working for better care for incarcerated mothers/parents and their children. Our members are leading a movement for dignity for incarcerated

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.