Events

Upcoming Events

Youth Summer Camp 2022

Times:  9am- 12pm (6-8 yrs)

1- 4pm (9-11 yrs)

Dates: June 27-July 1st & July 18-22nd

Place: Rootead

505 E. Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 4

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Session I: June 27-30, Monday-Thursday | Showcase on Friday July 1st, 2022 @ noon

Session II: July 18-21, Monday-Thursday | Showcase on Friday July 22nd, 2022 @ noon

Come enjoy the summer with Rootead! Participants will learn the fundamentals of West African Drum and Dance, make African inspired crafts, learn the oldest game in the world, and share all they’ve learned at the end of the week with their families…celebration style!

~Ase O!

Afrobeats with Lilly

Date: Fridays: May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10

Time: 6-7 pm

Place: Rootead Studio

505 E Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 3, Kalamazoo, MI

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Come learn an Afrobeat dance routine from one of Rootead's previous youth dancers, and now a lead instructor, Lilly! Classes will be held each Friday from 6-7 pm for 4 weeks starting May 20th, with the opportunity to perform on stage @ Rootead's Juneteenth Celebration. Classes are open to ages 14 and up and is limited to 15 students. All genders are welcome! The entire session is only $50 and the option to purchase a lapa wrap skirt at a discount.

Raising Liberated Children

Dates: Mondays in May: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

Time: 6p-7:30p

Place: Rootead Enrichment Center

505 E. Kalamazoo, Ave Suite 3, Kalamazoo, MI

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Based on Trina Greene Brown's book, Parenting for Liberation, this series helps us define ourselves as parents with practical guidance and empowered conversations.  Join us each Monday in May to learn about parenting through a liberated lens while connecting to ourselves, our children, and each other as a parenting community.  Registration required.  All participants will receive their own copy of Parenting for Liberation and a workbook to create their Liberated Parenting Plan!

Radicle Grief Circle

Dates: Sundays: May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Place: Virtual

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This course will be facilitated by grief counselor, Tay MacIntyre, M.E.d, who’ll lead discussions and hold safe space for sharing, witnessing and unpacking of personal, collective & ancestral grief, using ‘The Wild Edge of Sorrow' by Francis Weller as a companion guide.  Tay will guide simple grief rituals and exercises during circle sessions to deepen participants’ experience of their own sorrows, while being held in community and provide additional resources to support participants.

This workshop is for LGBTQIA+/queer people only.  The book and other materials are included in the cost of the registration.

The sessions will be virtual, on Sundays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST.  We may meet in-person after discussing everyone's comfort level.

Radicle Love

Dates: Mar. 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th,Aug. 13th, Sept. 10th, Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th

Time: 10 am

Place: Virtual

This discussion series will be a safe, affirming space where QTBIPOC can share their experiences navigating love and relationships. Discussions will be held on the second Saturday of each month.

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Radicle Families

Dates: Mar. 09, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th,Aug. 10th, Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th, Nov. 9th, Dec. 14th

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Place: Virtual

These discussions will be a safe, nonjudgmental space where QTBIPOC parents can share, learn, and support one another. Discussions will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month of 2022.

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Yoga Teacher Training

Save the Date for October 2022!

Looking for a yoga training that is anti-racist, trauma and equity informed, transformational, and lineage based? Then Roots of Yoga is for you!

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Radicle Love

Dates: Mar. 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th,
Aug. 13th, Sept. 10th, Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th
Time: 10 am
Place: Virtual

This discussion series will be a safe, affirming space where QTBIPOC can share their experiences navigating love and relationships. Discussions will be held on the second Saturday of each month.

Register

Rootead in Youth: Spring 2022
Session II

Dates: Saturdays, Apr. 25 - June 4

Times: 2-3 year olds session at 10:00 am - 10:30 am
4-5 year olds session at 10:30 am - 11:00 am
6-8 year olds session at 11:00 am - 11:30 am
9 -11 year olds session at 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Place: 505 E. Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 3
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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For younger children, we’re offering our Rootead in Youth program, which meets once a week on Saturday mornings (March 5th - April 9th) and includes instruction on movement, songs, rhythms, and storytelling centering on the African Diaspora. The program is a great primer for youth who’ll move on to join the RYDC and RYDE programs.

As with all youth programming at Rootead, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills such as self-awareness, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, social awareness, and self-management are addressed throughout the program. All classes are held Saturday mornings (March 5th - April 9th) and the cost for the full series is $50.

Email arts@rootead.org or call (269) 720-9200 with any questions.

Radicle Families

Dates: Mar. 09, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th,
Aug. 10th, Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th, Nov. 9th, Dec. 14th
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Place: Virtual

These discussions will be a safe, nonjudgmental space where QTBIPOC parents can share, learn, and support one another. Discussions will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Register

Yoga Teacher Training

Save the Date for October 2022!

Looking for a yoga training that is anti-racist, trauma and equity informed, transformational, and lineage based? Then Roots of Yoga is for you!

Learn More

Queer Grief Circle

Dates: Sundays: May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Place: Virtual

Register

This course will be facilitated by grief counselor, Tay MacIntyre, M.E.d, who’ll lead discussions and hold safe space for sharing, witnessing and unpacking of personal, collective & ancestral grief, using ‘The Wild Edge of Sorrow' by Francis Weller as a companion guide.  Tay will guide simple grief rituals and exercises during circle sessions to deepen participants’ experience of their own sorrows, while being held in community and provide additional resources to support participants. This workshop is for LGBTQIA+/queer people only.  The book and other materials are included in the cost of the registration. The sessions will be virtual, on Sundays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST.  We may meet in-person after discussing everyone's comfort level.

Program Schedule