Revealing Richmond’s Justice System, Through Stories and Portraits

Hannah Ayers (Richmond, VA) | March 29, 2017 Editor’s Note: In the month leading up to ROOTS Weekend-Richmond, Richmond Justice provides valuable local context for the conversations we’ll be having around the weekend’s theme: Creating a World Without Prisons. Join us for

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A Charge to White Women – Post Women’s March

Photo: Katina Parker By Katina Parker (Durham, NC) | March 20, 2017 8:40am, Saturday, January 21. The day after the Inauguration. I was hustling through the streets of DC trying to make the beginning of the Women’s March Rally. Pink

How Can We Create A World Where No Youth Are Locked Up? Bringing Incarcerated Youth to the Forefront of the Movement for Youth Justice

Trey Hartt, (Richmond, VA) | February 3, 2016 Performing Statistics is part of Alternate ROOTS’ 2015-16 Partners in Action cohort.  “If you were me you would know that I love my family; that I’m a respectful person; that I have the

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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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Selma: A Bittersweet Celebration

Article & Photos by Katina Parker (Durham, NC) Saturday, March 7th. Selma, Alabama. Tens of thousands from around the world packed the streets leading to and from the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the

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#SpotlightonFerguson

Article & Photos by Katina Parker (Durham, NC) Since August, Katina Parker has been traveling to Ferguson, documenting and organizing against police brutality. Here, she shares a series of photo essays and her written, first-person account of the #Blacklivesmatter movement in Ferguson. 

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Spotlight on Ferguson (Part 1): An Activist Framework

Article & Video by Katina Parker (Durham, NC) Don’t miss Part 2 of this series: Spotlight on Ferguson: A First-hand Account. To donate to support continued documentation by #SpotlightOnFerguson, please visit: igg.me/at/dontshoot.  Mike Brown’s Memorial – Canfield from Katina Parker on Vimeo.

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Spotlight on Ferguson (Part 2): A First-hand Account

Article and Photos by Katina Parker Don’t miss Part 1 of this series: Spotlight on Ferguson: An Activist Framework. To donate to support continued documentation by #SpotlightOnFerguson, please visit: igg.me/at/dontshoot.  August 30, 2014 Ferguson Today, I stood where 17-year old Mike Brown

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Carolyn Grady

About the Artist: Carolyn Grady is an Atlanta-based photographer. She is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Temple University whose portfolio is packed with images that emotionally connect audiences with live performance art. For almost a decade, Carolyn’s photography

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A First Hand Encuentro Manifestation In Written & Visual Statement

Article and Photos by Ariston Jacks As I boarded the plane, I knew this experience was off to an interesting start. I have not had run to catch a flight in a long, long time. When I arrived on the

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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.