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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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.