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Left Tilt Fund

Left Tilt Fund’s mission is to promote social change, resist oppression, and empower marginalized communities. We are a non-profit private social justice foundation founded in 1998. We fund organizations that address the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice

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ArtFields®

https://artfields.slideroom.com/#/Login April 24-May 2, 2015 ArtFields® is a community-focused celebration of art awarding $100,000 in prizes to artists from across the Southeast. Initially founded in 2013 ArtFields annually transforms the historic district of Lake City, South Carolina into a Southern

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Surdna Foundation Issues RFP for Individual Artists, Culture Bearers, and Nonprofits Engaged in Social Change

The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts organizations. These funds are designed to support projects developed in response to communities’ specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term,

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ARTIST AS ACTIVIST

New program from the Rauschenberg Foundation.  Read more here. Program Overview Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists (of all disciplines – visual, performing, media, and beyond), designers, and other creative professionals who are addressing important global challenges through their

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Thriving Changemaker Summit, November 12th-16, Washington, DC

If it’s important to you to thrive while making the difference you’re truly here to make, check out the Thriving Changemaker Summit, coming up November 12th-16th in Washington, DC: www.coachingforsocialchange.org/summit We’ve been in some amazing conversations with changemakers from all

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A First Hand Encuentro Manifestation In Written & Visual Statement

Article and Photos by Ariston Jacks As I boarded the plane, I knew this experience was off to an interesting start. I have not had run to catch a flight in a long, long time. When I arrived on the

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Route and Wing: Urban Interventions in Montreal

Article by Ebony Noelle Golden interruptions  ripples  migrations re-configurations this land is my home this concrete my ocean i am working a magic only the mothers’ of the dirt will know when i find myself home I must admit, I

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Last Stop on the Railroad

Article by Keryl McCord. Alternate ROOTS’ Managing Director (Atlanta, GA) NYU’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics’ 2014 Encuentro got off to an incredible start with a welcome by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, a leader of the People of the Flint, or Mohawk, who were members

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A Double Shot of Espresso: Alternate ROOTS and the EmcArts Innovation Lab Process

Article by Ashley Minner (Baltimore, MD) For a little over a year now, Alternate ROOTS members and staff have been exploring our membership and governance structures through the guidance of the EmcArts Innovation Lab process. You may remember some of the places

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Opening New Doors: Reflections on Art and Recovery

Article By Cheldyn Donovan; Photos by James Geiger I have two diagnoses. The first is dysthymic depression, and the second is severe social phobia. Those two things have controlled my life in a huge way. I’ve been on a four-year journey, a learning

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6 Big Questions I’m Asking Myself After Experiencing the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro

Article by Nicole Garneau; photos by Melisa Cardona We are present in the space with each other, relaxing shoulders and tingling feet. We have time to listen to each others’ truths. We are climbing, crawling, crying, and laughing up the

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Standing Our Ground for Marissa Means Standing Our Ground For Us All

Article by Aleta Alston-Toure’ The 20-year conviction of Marissa Alexander in the Old Duval County Courthouse was unreal for all of us that witnessed this most god-awful atrocity. Hearing Marissa’s daughter’s plea for her mother to the jury was more

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Cultural Organizing for Social Change in New Orleans

  Cultural Organizing for Social Change in New Orleans a day-long workshop and gathering July 19, 2014;  9:30AM – 4:30 PM  New Orleans, LA Presented by: Arts & Democracy  Junebug Productions      When  Saturday July 19th, 2014 from 9:30AM

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Second Annual Joe Strummer Memorial Barbecue

In the interest of slowing down, listening up, building space and binding community, let’s eat. Late August, we’ll be having the second annual Joe Strummer Memorial Barbecue, this time in Holly Groves, Mississippi. (Some great pix here.) We can get

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ROOTS Lounge: ROOTS Week Preview!

On Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00p Eastern, a team of our core leadership for ROOTS Week 2014 will host a ROOTS Lounge just for you.  Find out about: awesome new performances skill building, thought-proving learning exchanges how much time will

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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.