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Guest Post: VOX Teen Communications

By Jake Pardee | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Arts + Advocacy Talk: Joshua Rashaad McFadden

By WonderRoot Interns | Jul 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson It is a hot, humid day in Atlanta. The sun is bright and fills the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. There are a handful of artists visiting the center at this time, including Atlanta/New York-based photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden. McFadden is widely recognized as a top emerging photographer; his works—Come to…

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Guest Blog: Spread the Vote Atlanta

By WonderRoot Interns | Jul 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Voter ID Laws are Voter Suppression Written By Seth Reuter Voter ID laws are voter suppression. Full stop. But we’re fighting back against them. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an effort to counter clearly racist voting restrictions pioneered in the former confederacy. Sadly, Chief Justice John Roberts…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: WonderRoot on solidarity, gestures of protest, and professional sports

By Jake Pardee | Jun 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Art is about aesthetics, about morals, about our beliefs in humanity. Without that there is simply no art.” Ai Weiwei   For decades, sports have been a uniquely powerful unifying force across the United States. Playing sports and cheering for a favorite team both invite athletes and fans to be included in a distinct community.…

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AJFF Presents: Cinebash

By Jake Pardee | Jun 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

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?

By Jake Pardee | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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: Weaving Political Action into the Healing Arts

By WonderRoot Interns | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson Last week, we discussed the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This journey to Montgomery, Alabama taught us about EJI’s efforts to educate the world about lynching, Jim Crow laws, and slavery. As institutions committed to memory and justice, they invoke conversation surrounding these…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: The Power of Memorializing Injustice through the Arts

By WonderRoot Interns | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson This summer, WonderRoot will unveil a groundbreaking, large-scale arts initiative elevating remarkable moments in Atlanta’s struggle toward social justice. Leading up to our announcement of this project we are using this blog to highlight the rich relationship between artistic expression and issue-based advocacy. The stories lifted up here will cross…

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An Exploration of Her Ritual: April 13-May 4

By WonderRoot Interns | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson Each day, we participate in rituals. Some of us wake up at a specific time to meditate and be in peace, while others devote their morning to combing their hair with a certain level of attention, never deviating from routine strokes. Our rituals consume the hours in our days, but…

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

By Jake Pardee | Apr 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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