Facilitation Learning Exchange

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Alternate ROOTS and SisterReach Co-host a 
Facilitation Learning Exchange
Memphis, TN
April 24-25, 2015

Photo by Melisa Cardona

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Friday, April 24th, 6pm dinner with participants

Saturday, April 25th, 10am-5pm Learning Exchange on Facilitation

Meals: Friday dinner provided and Saturday breakfast and lunch provided. Please list any food allergies or food restrictions on the registration form.

Location: TBD

Cost: FREE

Registration: Click Here!

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Are you a cultural worker?

Are you an activist or community organizer?

Are you a community member looking to connect to art and social justice?

Do you want to grow your facilitation skills?

Alternate ROOTS and SisterReach are co-hosting a Learning Exchange on facilitation in Memphis. A Learning Exchange is an opportunity to share what we know and answer questions collectively. Alternate ROOTS moves away from the traditional master class method that the teacher is the expert. As artists, cultural workers and organizers we know that the brilliance is already in the room because we are the experts of our own experiences.

Alternate ROOTS & SisterReach’s sole purpose is to hold space and spirit to share the best tips as well as work through the challenges of facilitating groups. Strong facilitation skills are an invaluable tool for anyone working to support community transformation. Great facilitation can bring about connection, trust, and respect, which are necessary ingredients for social change. We hope you will join us. More information is below.



Marquez Rhyne was born and raised in Memphis and deeply committed to the vibrancy of the Memphis communities. Currently living in Chicago, IL, Marquez practices as a lead facilitator for Storyographers, a popular education media-based collective in Chicago. He is also a playwright, interdisciplinary performing artist, director and coach.


SisterReach is a grassroots organization focused on empowering, organizing and mobilizing women and girls in the community around their reproductive and sexual health to make informed decisions about themselves, therefore to become advocates for themselves. Our goal is to support women and girls to lead healthy lives, have healthy families and live in healthy communities by offering fundamental comprehensive education about their sexual and reproductive health. SisterReach is committed to education, policy and advocacy on the behalf of women and girls.

Alternate ROOTS is an organization based in the Southern USA* whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit. As a coalition of cultural workers we strive to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world and addresses these concerns through its programs and services.


To learn more about what a Learning Exchange is click here

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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.