Posts by Jake Pardee

Guest Post: Integrity Transformations and Westside Works

Integrity Transformations Community Development Corporation and Westside Works Integrity Transformations is a Community Partner on Off the Wall.  Workforce Development is an Asset on the Westside!   Motivational case management is the hallmark of Integrity Transformations’ services. Integrity Transformations is a community development corporation that aims to transform the residents and neighborhoods of English Avenue,…

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On the Latinx Voice, guest post by Latino Community Fund Georgia

“On the Latinx Voice” written by Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza, Executive Director, Latino Community Fund Georgia   When I moved to Georgia in 2002, I was advised there were only two types of people in the state “Blacks and Whites” and that nobody would knew what to make of me. While the advice was well-meaning, it…

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Guest Post: VOX Teen Communications

VOX Teen Communications – Community Partner on Off the Wall: Atlanta’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Journey by Susan Landrum, Executive Director                         Atlanta is my home. I grew up here and choose it again and again as a place to explore, grow and…

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AJFF Presents: Cinebash

written by Katherine Price When I joined the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival last year as its first-ever Community Programming Manager, one of the programs that most excited me was Cinebash. A new AJFF programming initiative and a first-of-its-kind event, Cinebash translates literally to “film party.” It’s unlike anything Atlanta has ever seen before, and it’s…

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Why Would a Food Company Care About Supporting the Arts?

Why Would a Food Company Care About Supporting the Arts?   A word from PeachDish President: Judith Winfrey. Judith Winfrey with her husband Joe Reynolds at their farm: Love is Love Farm. PeachDish began in 2014 as a mission-driven, values-based business intent on making an impact.  We have two goals in mind: 1) getting healthy…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: Celebrating the Life and Work of Laura Aguilar

Editor’s Note: Following the release of our original post, WonderRoot staff learned of a recent exhibit showcasing Laura Aguilar’s photography. This exhibit is the “first comprehensive retrospective” assembly of Aguilar’s work. It is open to view until June 3 at the Vincent Price Art Museum at UCLA. Check out Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum website to…

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WonderRoot Presents: “Man on Fire” at the Atlanta Film Festival 2018

  The importance of documenting events, projects, or actions that aim to make social change cannot be understated. And documenting them in engaging, aesthetically beautiful and digestible ways can exponentially multiply both audience and impact. Joel Fendelman’s work in writing and directing “Man on Fire” is a brilliant example of how documentary film can be…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Yoko Ono

The Personal is Political: Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, and Yoko Ono “Art is our weapon. Culture is a form of resistance.” – Shirin Neshat Perhaps Iran’s most famous contemporary artist, Shirin Neshat fully embodies art’s capacity to bring about social change. But her artistic career did not begin with a vision to inspire socio-political dialogue;…

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Introducing…

There is no tool for transforming our reality as dynamic as artistic expression. For as long as humans have existed in community with one another we have created art to celebrate and to grieve; to process our lived experiences and imagine a better future. As artwork is created, shared and encountered by an audience, the…

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Artists Spotlight #3 — The Imaginary Million 2017

Written by WonderRoot Intern Grace Coltrin   Ashley Anderson has been an active participant in the local art scene for years now. His illustrations have made appearances in spaces all across the city, including murals in cabbagetown and local pizza shops, album covers, and even the high museum. Ashley’s art tends to explore ideas of…

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Artists Spotlight #2 — The Imaginary Million 2017

Written by WonderRoot Intern Courtnee Miles — Haylee Anne is an interdisciplinary artist engaged in what she describes as a “swirling, healthy love affair” with Atlanta.  Swooning over lush National Geographic landscapes for years inspired her at an early age, alerting her subconscious that she was to create. She’s inspired by many things and  often…

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Artists Spotlight #1 — The Imaginary Million 2017

Written by WonderRoot Intern Farrah Agha Chanel Kim is a local designer and master of many trades. Kim does it all, from designing to publishing to serving as one half of the female emcee duo, Tiger Moon. She has produced a wide array of work, both in physical mediums and through live performance. Formerly a…

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Wela + WonderRoot: A Natural Fit

https://getwela.com Why we’re partnering with WonderRoot:   Partnering with WonderRoot has always felt like a natural fit. WonderRoot strives to maximize and harness Atlanta’s creative capital to produce innovative strategies that move the needle on critical social justice issues facing the city today: environmental justice, race equity, affordable housing, recidivism, and much more. The way…

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