From the Field

Alternate ROOTS members make an impact. As artists & cultural organizers working and living in the South, we call for social and economic justice and work to dismantle all forms of oppression – everywhere.

From the Field is where you can come and see where and how we are making our impact in supporting movements for Social Change. See how our work is transforming our future through arts, community and activism.

ROOTS’ 40 for 40 Initiative:

In honor of ROOTS’ 40th Anniversary, we will publish 40 pieces of multi media documentation this year — articles, photo essays, short films, podcasts — within the following four themes of:

  • 40 Years of Change in the South
  • Individual and Community Transformation
  • Decolonizing Aesthetics
  • Collective Power Building & Partnerships
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.