ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers



ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers
Friday, May 19-Sunday, May 21, 2023
Franklinton Center at Bricks, Whitakers, NC

ROOTS Weekend is coming to Whitakers, NC, May 19-21, 2023!

Registration is open!

ROOTS Weekend: Whitakers brings together artists, cultural workers, organizers and activists to engage in dialogue, make and witness art,  and learn from one another. This is a condensed version of ROOTS Week (our signature gathering). These 3-day convenings get ROOTS members out in the field, connecting in our members’ home communities. They bring us together to share ideas and inspiration through performance, visual art, workshops, conversations, and delicious food.

ROOTS Weekends deepen our collective understanding of the work of social change by celebrating the artists and organizers doing this work within their communities. 

As we come off of our Chrysalis Month, we wanted to hold ROOTS Weekend somewhere that felt warm, safe, and like home. Franklinton Center at Bricks’ vision is “to manifest a world where systemic oppression does not exist; the whole divinity of a person is realized; the memory, contribution and resilience of our ancestors is embraced; and the environment is healed.” It feels right to share space and community with this organization whose mission is so aligned with ROOTS’ own.

We know that impactful work can happen when artists and activists have space to gather and share with each other, and we aim to create that space.

We hope you will join us there.

More info coming soon! 

What are ROOTS Weekends all about? Check out the video from last ROOTS Weekend to find out! 

ROOTS Weekend – Columbia, SC from Alternate ROOTS on Vimeo.

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.