Alternate ROOTS’ Executive Director, Michelle Ramos, at the Yellow House Art Gallery, during her #ROOTSRoadTrip stop in Jacksonville, FL. Photo: Hope McMath.

ROOTS Weekend: Jacksonville
Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Jacksonville, FL

ROOTS Weekend is coming to Jacksonville, FL, March 29-31, 2019!

ROOTS Weekend: Jackson brings together artists and cultural workers, organizers and activists to engage in deep dialogue, make and witness art, and learn from one another. A condensed version of ROOTS Week, our signature gathering, these three-day convenings get ROOTS out in the field, connecting in our members’ home communities. They bring artists, organizers, and cultural workers together to share ideas and inspiration through performance, visual art, workshops, dialogues, and good conversations had over good food!

ROOTS Weekends deepen our collective understanding of the work of social change by celebrating artists and organizers who are working within communities to develop creative solutions to long-standing issues.

The Jacksonville planning team is working closely with local and regional artists to curate this intimate ROOTS Weekend, so we won’t be putting out an open call for proposals for this gathering. If you have any questions, please reach out to Programs Director Wendy Shenefelt at

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.