2024-2025 Executive Committee (ExComm) Slate

These Dedicated Change-Makers Have Volunteered to Lead the Alternate ROOTS Board of Directors Online Voting is now open for the slate of Executive Committee Officers for 2024-2025. Voting is open from Monday, July 8 to Sunday, August 11, 2024.  Voting

July 1, 2024 Member News

ROOTS Week 2023, photo by Mel Cardona ROOTS WEEK 2024 REGISTRATION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; ROOTED REFLECTIONS FROM ANDRE LOVE   In This Issue:  ROOTS Week 2024: Public Registration Open Now Announcing: Executive Committee Slate 2024-2025 ROOTed Reflections: Andre Love


John Doyle performs in front of quilts created by Marquetta Johnson during ROOTS Week: Atlanta. Video still from John Doyle.   July 2023 | John Doyle A few years ago, my friend and fellow artist Jeff Mather recommended that I

Nurturing Community and Cultivating Joy at ROOTS Week: Houston

 Vilan Sells and Stevens Orozco in conversation during ROOTS Week: Houston. Video still from Preshxus Guide July 2023 | Stevens Orozco ——-Over the past two years, I have been determined to cultivate joy in my life and to feel the

June 18, 2024 Member News

 ROOTS Week 2018. Photo by Mel Cardona. . Member News: Register for ROOTS Week 2024! In This Issue: . Members-only Registration OPEN for ROOTS Week 2024 Coming Soon! New & Improved ROOTS Membership Benefits & Responsibilities Indigenous Working Circle Seeks

ROOTED: You Give me Life

Teens with a Purpose members Dereon Gray and Durand Glass performing on the Purpose Park Stage during ROOTS Week Norfolk, August 2022. Photo by Robert Fields.   October 2022 | Andre Love ——–Tree roots have four main functions: absorb water,

June 4, 2024 Member News

 ROOTS Week 2016. Photo by Mel Cardona. SHARE YOUR ART AT ROOTS WEEK 2024; BOOK TEAM UPDATES; 50TH ANNIVERSARY & INVESTMENT PLANNING!  In This Issue: . Present your Art / Performance at ROOTS Week 2024 ROOTS Book Team Staffed &

May 21, 2024 Member News

In This Issue:  Present your Art / Performance at ROOTS Week 2024 May Membership Mayhem Upcoming Events Help ROOTS Test our new website! WE KEEP US SAFE: Protecting our Community Gatherings Skillshare at ROOTS Weekend Rhizome: Berea, KY Indigenous Working

May 6, 2024 Member News

In This Issue:  May Membership Mayhem Upcoming Events Artistic Assistance: Professional Development Partnership Grants Due Friday, May 10 at 5pm ET Present your Art / Performance at ROOTS Week 2024 Help ROOTS test our new website! Executive Leadership Search Continues


ROOTS Weekend Rhizome: Berea, KY October 14, 2023. Photo by Garrett Blaize.   March 2024 | Nicole Garneau  How do artists and activists gather safely in Eastern Kentucky and other places? This question was a generative starting point for the

April 22, 2024 Member News

Kathie DeNobriga, Garrett Blaize, and Nathalie Nia Faulk at ROOTS Week 2023. Photo: Mel Cardona   ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANTS DUE MAY 10 & MAY MEMBERSHIP MAYHEM! In This Issue:  Applications Open for Artistic Assistance: Professional Development May

April 3rd, 2024 Member News

 ROOTS Week 2023: John Doyle performs in front of quilts by Marquetta Johnson. Photo: Mel Cardona In This Issue:  Executive Leadership Search Launches Rewind: December 2023 ROOTS Weekend Rhizome in New Orleans Get Ready for May Membership Mayhem! Upcoming ExComm

March 19, 2024 Member News

ROOTS Week 2024. Photo: Melisa Cardona.   Delectable Art Offerings from Members & Atlanta Hospitality for Rhizome & Heal/Teal   In This Issue:  Join Workgroup for ROOTS Week 2024 Heal/Teal Strategic Retreat & Invitation to Join ROOTS Weekend: Rhizome Atlanta,

March 6, 2024 Member News

ROOTS Weekend Jackson, Photo by Brice Media.   IN THIS ISSUE:   2024-2027 Executive Committee Nominations Due Friday, March 15 You are Invited: Listening Sessions with ExComm Upcoming ExComm Meetings Join Workgroup for ROOTS Week 2024 Member Orientation Thursday, March 14

February 22, 2024 Member News

  ROOTS Week 2014. Photo by Doobius.org   In This Issue:  You are Invited: Listening Sessions with ExComm Member News Release Dates ExComm Nominations are Open for 2024-2027! Upcoming ExComm Meetings Take a Survey to Guide Executive Search Process Deadline:

February 6, 2024 Member News

Marquetta DuPree teaches Afro-Caribbean dance at ROOTS Week 2024. Photo: Mel Cardona   In This Issue:  . Deadline: Join or Renew your Dues March 1 Artistic Assistance: Professional Development Grants Spring 2024 Executive Committee Nominations Open Executive Leadership Search Advisory


Participants in ROOTS Rhizome Weekend in Charleston, SC, September 2023. Photo by Marquetta Dupree.   The September 30th, 2023 ROOTS Weekend Rhizome in Charleston, SC, was a delightful and successful community gathering. The day unfolded in four distinct parts, designed

Welcome Back, Winter Tea Time, Poetry for Nature and more…

Melisa Cardona. Alternate ROOTS archives.   Welcome back, Alternate ROOTS! As we embark on the journey of 2024, we celebrate the vibrant spirit that defines us—a community, a collective of artists, and cultural organizers—ROOTED! As the world undergoes profound changes,

We’re Hiring: Two Contract Positions to Prepare the ROOTS Book for Publication!

Bill Snyder juggles at daybreak at ROOTS 1987 Annual Meeting in Black Mountain, NC. Photo: George King. December 15, 2023 It’ll Take Some Tellin’, ROOTS’ years-in-the-making book project is a collection of critical essays, personal stories, interviews, story circles and

Welcome ExComm | Office Reflection Dates and Upcoming Meetings

New ExComm Members – photos courtesy of ExComm Members.    In This Issue: . Alternate ROOTS Office Closed for Staff Reflection, December 16, 2023 – January 2, 2024 Welcome New ExComm Members! Applications for ILI Year 6 Cohort due January

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.