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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Cultural Organizing for Social Change in New Orleans

  Cultural Organizing for Social Change in New Orleans a day-long workshop and gathering July 19, 2014;  9:30AM – 4:30 PM  New Orleans, LA Presented by: Arts & Democracy  Junebug Productions      When  Saturday July 19th, 2014 from 9:30AM

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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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Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizing Training Program

We are excited to announce that applications are now available for our fifth Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizing Training Program, which starts up in February 2015! Applications are due October 1, 2014 and can be found online here: http://collectiveliberation.org/our-work-2/the-anne-braden-anti-racist-organizing-training-program/ The last several programs were a tremendous success built upon

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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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Five Misconceptions about Documentation, Archiving, and Communication in the Field of Community Cultural Development

Article by Jamie Haft; Photos by Andrew Morikawa This article was originally posted on Roadside Theater’s blog.  Virginia Tech recently hosted a small national meeting on documentation, archiving, and communication in the field of community cultural development. Articulated by convener Bob Leonard,

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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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The Power of Aesthetics: Reflections on Maya Lin’s The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial

This is the third of four articles about the Alternate ROOTS Power and Aesthetics Learning Exchange, held in Washington D.C. on September 21 and 22. Other articles can be found here and here. 58,000 names engraved in the panels of

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.