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ROOTS Week 2022 – Southern Soil: Nourishing Our ROOTS

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Nourishing Our ROOTS starts with the seeds. We are thrilled to share ROOTS: Seeds, a poetic short film conceived and co-directed by Melisa Cardona along with Jason Foster (Co-Director), Sunni Patterson (Poet), Ace Harney (Cinematographer and Editor), and Talamieka Brice

2020: What a Year. Reflections, Funder Thanks & New Short Film

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Click HERE to watch the Remembering, the Now. Conceived and directed by Melisa Cardona, Poem by Jonathan Clark.   December 17, 2020   2020. What a year.    When we chose The Fierce Urgency of Now as our 2020 theme,

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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

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

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

Midterm Elections: Resources for Alternate ROOTS Network

From ROOTS’ (Regional Organization of Theater South) founding at Highlander Research and Education Center in 1976, artists who were committed to justice, equity, and southern tradition remained to create what has evolved into Alternate ROOTS. As a coalition of cultural

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.