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

“We Cannot Allow Bigotry to Be the Answer to Bigotry”: In Solidarity with Orlando

Andrea Assaf | June 20, 2016 Alternate ROOTS joins the many, many communities and individuals who are grieving and grappling with the horrifying violence that unfolded at Pulse night club in Orlando, FL just over a week ago. As a

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Breathing Room for Something Unstoppable

“Wholehearted.” Collage for June Jordan by Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Article by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ph.D. (Durham, NC)           A. Opening Prayer (take deep breaths in the stanza breaks) C(h)ant.   Breathe. Dedicated to Eric Garner* And to

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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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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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Holding Space: An Act of Service

Article by Joseph Thomas (Atlanta, GA) Working in the registration office, I witnessed all sorts of people arrive at ROOTS Week, carrying all sorts of equipment, instruments, paintings, photographs, journals. Some entered into a familiar space, dashing into the room

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Territories on our Bodies

Article by Alison Hall Kibbe (New York, NY) this map creeps over my body I feel hills roll and rivers meander rushing to carve out space the highway carries the songs and stories of peoples etched into my side I

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The Language of Liberation, and Why We Must Speak

By Nia Wilson (Durham, NC) Dr. Maya Angelou transitioned from her physical form on May 28th, 2014. Her loss, immediately felt around the world, sent many of us to our knees, praying for her gentle transition into the arms of

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Partners in Action Transforms

Article By Nicole Gurgel In the past two years, Partners in Action — formerly the Community/Artist Partnership Program (C/APP) — has undergone a dramatic, dynamic transformation. The program’s new name reflects deeper structural changes. Compelled by the 2012 strategic plan, the

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Announcing New Webinars & Workshops on Digital Storytelling

Dear Friends, StoryCenter’s 2015 Public Workshop schedule will be posted on our website in the coming weeks, but we want to share a few exciting workshops and webinars taking place this summer. Please follow links below for more information or

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