Artability Artist Spotlight: Nikki Brown

This is the third of our four-part Artability Artist Spotlight series that highlights artists who are differently-abled, and runs throughout Alternate ROOTS’ Artability campaign. Artability provides scholarships for artists with disabilities to attend ROOTS Week. You can read the first

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The Risk of Hopelessness

On June 2, 2015, Alternate ROOTS Executive Director, Carlton Turner, presented the following as a keynote address at the Grantmakers in the Arts Racial Equity Forum in Atlanta, Georgia.  Introduction: Georgia Men “Black people did not come back from Georgia.” “A man

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REMINDER- SculpTour RFP Proposal Deadline

Sculptors, Just a reminder that the proposals in response to Suwanee’s “SculpTour” RFP are due by this coming Friday, January 9th at 5:00 PM.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you!  See attachment for RFP – SculpTour 2015 RFP – and below for

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Music Changes Everything at the Global Village Project

By Elise Witt (Atlanta, GA) The first bone to develop in a baby is the Earbone. The last sense we lose before passing from this life is the sense of sound. Babies are born with all sounds, and to learn

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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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Honoring Each Other Through Our Work

By Rasha Abdulhadi, ROOTS Week Work Co-op Coordinator As cultural organizers, ROOTS members can recognize that how we work together is part of our culture. This includes the culture of our work together at ROOTS Week. To live our values,

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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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Talkin’ Revolution with Dr. Doris Derby

Article by Michael “Quess?” Moore Dr. Doris Derby is a small woman, a small woman who left a big imprint. Standing barely over 5 feet tall, the first thing that jumped out at me were her enthusiastic eyes. She’s got

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“That’s Why I’m An Activist!” Reflections on the Community Organizing Learning Exchange

Article by Jasmine Brown Empowering, insightful, and inquisitive are just a few of the words that could sum up the impact of the Community Organizing Learning Exchange, held in Atlanta on November 1-3. Keynote Speaker and cultural organizer Tufara Waller

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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.