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What is Rooted Resistance?

Founded in 2016, Rooted Resistance reimagines and creates space for Trans* and Queer B/I/POC people in the United States South. Our program is committed to creating socially just, accessible body-centered embodied movement for queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, gender-queer people. As queer and trans people of the global majority we often experience this constant negotiation of who we are in most if not all spaces--not here--there is no part of you that you need to negotiate with us. We believe that the value we offer is reflected back in affirming and powerful ways because we refuse to perpetuate transactional relationships and obligatory means and modes of productivity under the racial capitalism gaze. Our organizing approach rejects racial capitalism by centering collectivism through Black and Indigenous knowledges. 

 

Through an interactive curriculum our program is facilitated through body-centered movement and a dialogue centric approaches that connect us through our narratives. Our sessions are designed  to cultivate, affirm, and nourish an embodied healing movement space for our community.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the Railroad Square Art District is located on land that is the ancestral and traditional territory of the Apalachee Nation, the Muscogee Creek Nation, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. We pay respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to their descendants and to all Indigenous people. We recognize that this land remains scarred by the histories and ongoing legacies of settler colonial violence, dispossession, and removal. In spite of all of this, and with tremendous resilience, these Indigenous nations have remained deeply connected to this territory, to their families, to their communities, and to their cultural ways of life.

 

We recognize the ongoing relationships of care that these Indigenous Nations maintain with this land and we extend our gratitude as we live and work as respectful guests upon their territory. I encourage you each to learn about and amplify the contemporary work of the Indigenous nations whose land you are on and with effort support Indigenous sovereignty in all the ways that you can.

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Catch up on the latest issues of the Rooted Resistance quarterly newsletter!

2019 Summer Issue

2019 Fall Issue

2020 Winter Issue

2020 Fall Issue