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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Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

Acts and Movements: Arts and Culture in Times of Struggle Friday, June 27th 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Tougaloo College This panel will bring together multiple generations of artists/activists and scholars to uplift the role of cultural institutions in the Civil

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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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Baily Barash

The project is a documentary with the working title, “What I Know Now.” It will be between 10 and 60 minutes in length. It will a compilation of the remarks of several hospice patients, most in the last six months

Today, with the spotlight on us, it is harder than ever to deny that Baltimore has deep-seated problems that run sharply along the lines of race, class, and the distribution of power. Would-be allies to protesters have been vocal in

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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.