ROOTS Fest 2011: Many Communities, One Voice
Alternate ROOTS is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year through ROOTS Fest, an empowering national arts celebration in West Baltimore.
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 they 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.
ROOTS Fest 2011: Many Communities, One Voice is a music, arts and community festival and much more. It seeks to heal, empower and unite Baltimore through the celebration of arts and culture. For five days in June, tens of thousands of people will make history at this event. Joined by nationally-renowned artists and performers, the West Baltimore community will fill the neighborhood with new life, color and music. ROOTS Fest 2011 will serve as an example for other communities around the country who face the same challenges as West Baltimore.
ROOTS Fest kicks off with Arts, Culture & Creativity: A National Learning Exchange, a three-day national dialog on art, culture, community organizing and empowerment. This event, taking place June 22-24, is an opportunity for collaboration between artists, community members, elected leaders and many more. This exchange will be followed by a weekend of free events at the outdoor festival.
YES! Board Member, actor and activist Danny Glover recently joined the ROOTS Fest National Honorary Committee.
For more information, visit: http: rootsfest2011.org