Jennifer Williams



[Communications Coordinator & Wordsmith]

Jennifer M. Williams is the Communications Coordinator & Wordsmith at Alternate ROOTS. She is passionate about collaborating with artists and recently served as the Public Programs Manager at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Jennifer has lived in New Orleans for over 10 years and moved from her native Atlanta, GA to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She received her B.A. in History with a concentration in Art History from Georgia State University.

As a visual art curator organizing exhibitions and performances, Jennifer is committed to contributing to the cultural and artistic landscape across the region. As a part of a vibrant art community, she supports and serves on a variety of committees and boards including Junebug Productions and the New Orleans Photo Alliance. She has participated and led in a variety of experiences around the world, including most recently the Lagos Biennial Curatorial Intensive, the Clinton Global Initiative-U, and the Urban Bush Women Leadership Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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.