Teatro Sin Fronteras: Shifting Narratives to Include Latina/os in the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans

A packed house at Teatro Sin Fronteras #3 at Old Marquer Theatre. Photo: Craig Morse, June 2015.  Article by José Torres-Tama (New Orleans, LA) “The workers and families who helped rebuild New Orleans live in terror today … If they leave their

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The Land Man & A Love For

Article by Carrie Brunk, Clear Creek Creative (Clear Creek, Rockcastle County, KY) Photos by Melisa Cardona (New Orleans, LA) Clear Creek Creative is a member of Alternate ROOTS’ 2014-15 Partners in Action cohort. It’s a bold move to drive off a rural

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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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Call for Proposals ~ Community Arts Gathering; March 14-18, 2015

Proposals Invited for presentations, performances, exhibitions, and interactive workshops celebrating the practice of community based arts Selections to be shared at Community Arts Gathering, Ajo, AZ March 14-18, 2015 Deadline for Proposals: December 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm MST Artists of

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6 Big Questions I’m Asking Myself After Experiencing the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro

Article by Nicole Garneau; photos by Melisa Cardona We are present in the space with each other, relaxing shoulders and tingling feet. We have time to listen to each others’ truths. We are climbing, crawling, crying, and laughing up the

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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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Alternate ROOTS to Manifest at the Encuentro

Article by Nicole Gurgel, Photos by Carlton Turner This June, six ROOTS members will travel to Montreal to lead a week-long workshop at the Hemispheric Institute’s tenth biennial Encuentro. The workshop will be led by Ebony Noelle Golden of Betty’s

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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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Whisper, Howl, Sing: C/APP Projects Listen, Then Tell

This year’s Community/Artist Partnership Program (C/APP) projects share many connections. Each of the four projects merge art and activism, spring up out of local communities, and address the need for healing in the face of trauma and oppression. Last month we heard

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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.