Porch circle at ROOTS Week 2017. Photo: Melisa Cardona

One of Michelle Ramos’ first steps as ROOTS’ new executive director was to announce the #ROOTSRoadTrip – that she’d be packing her bags and hitting the road to meet ROOTers where you are, in your communities, in your neighborhoods, on the front porch.

You can read Michelle’s full #ROOTSRoadTrip announcement here, which invited folks to host a stop on the tour. Responses came rushing in, and we are now excited to announce there will be twelve stops on the #ROOTSRoadTrip!

At this time of transition, and in connection with the Renew Your ROOTS initiative, we’re grounding ourselves in the heart and soul of Alternate ROOTS – you, our members. We hope you can make it out to the #ROOTSRoadTrip and meet up with Michelle somewhere along the route!

#ROOTSRoadTrip Stops

We’re still in the process of coordinating all stops with our local hosts – here’s what we have confirmed so far:

April 11 – Atlanta, GA – 3:30-6pm

Hosted by Atlanta ROOTS Staff
Alkaloid Networks
691 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Missed us? Watch the Facebook Live video here!

April 22 – Washington, DC – 3-4pm 

Hosted by Ahmane’ Glover
The Festival Center
1640 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

Missed us? Watch the Facebook Live video here!

April 25 – Philadelphia, PA – 3-5pm

Hosted by Jamie Merwin
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Missed us? Check out some photos from the event!

May 3 – New Orleans, LA @ 5-7pm CST 

Feelings Marigny Café Bar and Courtyard Lounge
535 Franklin Ave (Corner of Chartres and Franklin)
New Orleans, LA 70117

Missed us? Check out some photos from the event!

May 10 – Jacksonville, FL @ 5:30-7:30pm EST

Yellow House Art Gallery
577 King St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Missed us? Check out some photos from the event!

May 18 – Hot Springs, NC – Time: TBD

190 Rabbit Den Rd
Hot Springs, NC 28743

May 19 – Charleston, SC @ 12-2:30pm EST

JEMAGWGA’s House & Studios
68 Devereaux St
Charleston, SC 29403

Missed us? Check out the Facebook Live video and photos here!

May 19 – Wilmington, NC @ 8-10pm EST 

Jengo’s Playhouse
815 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Missed us? Check out from photos from the event!

June 4 – San Diego, CA @ 5-7pm PST

CAT Theater, San Diego
2957 54th St.
San Diego, CA 92105

Red Springs, NC – More information coming soon!

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.