The Aesthetics of Valuing Difference: Art & Movement Building in the 21st Century

By Collette Carter, Operations Director, Project South (Atlanta, GA) Alternate ROOTS is proud to be collaborating with Project South through our Partners in Action Program. Founded in 1986, Project South has developed thousands of leaders within communities directly affected by

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ROOTS from Fresh Eyes

Article by Chris James (Little Rock, AK) ROOTS Week 2014 was a vacation from reality. It was everything I hadn’t imagined. I hadn’t imagined that such a diverse group of people could come together and sing songs, hold hands and

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Awakening with Visual Artists

Article & Photos by Jessica Valoris, Alternate ROOTS Visual Arts Coordinator There is something magically awakening about being in nature, being with creative and compassionate people, and sharing of yourself. Two weekends ago, Alternate ROOTS hosted its 3rd annual pre-conference

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“A Need to Make Something”: Opening Up a Year-long Exploration of Aesthetics

Article by Nicole Gurgel 2014 marks the beginning of Alternate ROOTS’ three-year initiative, A Call to Action, in which we will be deeply reflecting on our work as artists and cultural organizers. Each year of this initiative is focused on a

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Alternative Thinking: Presenting A Different View of the World

  A Conversation on Aesthetics between Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier and D. Patton White This conversation took place at the Starbucks in the Emory University Bookstore. D. Patton White teaches social dance at Emory and visual artist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier taught photography there.

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Project South

Project South, Atlanta, GA The University Sin Fronteras recognizes that successful popular movements in the U.S. have always endeavored to deploy art and culture as a substantial, capable, and strategic conveyer of the espoused goals of their efforts. Through research,

Ivy Parsons

Purchase small – scale metal fabricating tools to create small scale sculptures and models for larger sculptures that could be used as parts of proposals or applications for large scale commissions

Matthias Pressley

Computer equipment to support work.

Emy Imoh

Visual artist Emy Imoh will collaborate with the youth of the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta, GA to create a culturally relevant public mural. In cooperation with the Andrew P. Stewart Center, the youth will beautify an exterior wall of their

Rasha Abdulhadi

Develop pieces that use Palestinian embroidery and some forms of English/Southern embroidery. She is a fiber artist, and she works with materials ranging from yarn, thread and fabric to paper and collage. See ROOTS Member Profile 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.