Category: Event

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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Resistance as Legacy

David Montana, Big Chief of the Ouachita Nation Mardi Gras Indians. Photo: Rebecca Mwase, 2015. Article by Rebecca Mwase (New Orleans, LA) | October 2, 2015 New Orleans is ten years post-Katrina. The landscape of the city has been ravaged

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Katrina 10: Our Hope Lies In Our Resistance

The Katrina Commemoration 2nd Line has been a site of resistance for the past nine years. Photo: Katina Parker.

ROOTS Week 2015: A Preview

We are pleased, proud, and excited to announce the incredible artists, culture-bearers, organizers, activists, and scholars who will share their work with us at ROOTS Week under the banner, A Call to Action: Transformation. Within this theme, we’ll be focusing

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Reimagining ROOTS Week

A.R. SS Transformation X1 by Ariston Jacks (Little Rock, AR & Baltimore, MD) Article by Carlton Turner, Alternate ROOTS Executive Director (Utica, MS) ROOTS has had an amazing winter. We reorganized our staff structure and welcomed three new staff members, as

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Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares: 25 Years of Performance Poems and Other Verse

By José Torres-Tama (New Orleans, LA) Alternate ROOTS congratulates member and Partner in Action José Torres-Tama, on the release of his first collection of poetry, Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares. If you’re in New Orleans this week, you can attend

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ROOTS & Project South Site Visit

Friday, October 10 12:30- 4:30 pm Project South Facilitators: Carlton Turner, Dudley Cocke, Steph Guilloud, Dr. Leslie Etienne and Ashley Davis Join two of the South’s leading regional organizations, Alternate ROOTS and Project South, for a participatory session to explore:

Community Organizing Learning Exchange

  Alternate ROOTS, Project South, and SpiritHouse are partnering to bring a Community Organizing Learning Exchange Saturday-Sunday November 22-23, 2014 LOCATION: DURHAM, NC DETAILS COMING SOON Facilitation by Project South and SpiritHouse Saturday, November 22, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday,

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ROOTS Lounge Live: An evening of Dialogue. Community. Performance

Alternate ROOTS will be participating in South Arts’ Performing Arts Exchange taking place in Atlanta, GA, September 29-October 2, 2014. The organization will be represented in a number of ways during the conference, including hosting an exhibition booth, as well as

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Second Annual Joe Strummer Memorial Barbecue

In the interest of slowing down, listening up, building space and binding community, let’s eat. Late August, we’ll be having the second annual Joe Strummer Memorial Barbecue, this time in Holly Groves, Mississippi. (Some great pix here.) We can get

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ROOTS Lounge: ROOTS Week Preview!

On Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00p Eastern, a team of our core leadership for ROOTS Week 2014 will host a ROOTS Lounge just for you.  Find out about: awesome new performances skill building, thought-proving learning exchanges how much time will

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Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

Acts and Movements: Arts and Culture in Times of Struggle Friday, June 27th 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Tougaloo College This panel will bring together multiple generations of artists/activists and scholars to uplift the role of cultural institutions in the Civil

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9/50: A Southeast Arts Presenters Summit

  9/50: A Southeast Arts Presenters Summit Fri-Sun, June 20–22 Atlanta Proximity does not always yield closeness: ACAC and co-organizers Seed Space (Nashville, TN) and Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), have devised a three day weekend event called 9/50: A Southeast Arts


  Read more at August 2-4, 2014 Click here to apply for the Playwriting and Directing Workshop Join award-winning playwrights and directors—as well as experienced activists and workshop leaders—Steven Kent and Linda Parris-Bailey for three days of workshops to hone

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Raising Our Voices: Elevar Nuestra Voces

National Civil War Project Community Conversation JOIN US! Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6-9pm Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315 Space is Limited – RSVP here These conversations are graciously hosted by the Alliance Theatre

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.