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 discussed basics for a class analysis, learned from Elandria Williams and Beautiful Solutions how people are addressing economic issues globally and talked with former ROOTS Executive Director Alice Lovelace as well as testimonials from ROOTS Week.

Additionally embedded into the zine are three NEW interviews in which ROOTS members Edyka Chilomé, Gwylene Gallimard, Jean Marie Mauclet, Kim Pevia, and artist Kai Barrow talk with us about economy in the 21st century. Lastly this zine is an open letter from ROOTS commons facilitators muthi reed and Sage Crump asking our community to continue to consider deeply how we address class disparities and economic injustice within Alternate ROOTS.

The zine is a large pdf file so it may take awhile to download. It represents the thoughts and experiences, spoken and unspoken, of many of our community. Please give it time to load, print it and share with friends.

For an overview of the ROOTS Commons Webinar series click here.

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.