On June 12, 2020, the Grand Rapids community protested in solidarity for the death of Breonna Taylor. Breonna was a Grand Rapids native who was shot and killed in Louisville, Kentucky after police executed a no-knock search warrant, shooting Breonna 8 times upon entry of the apartment. The protest called for accountability in the fatal shooting of Breonna.
Black Artists Series x Sidney Johnson
This year in February, we started a series highlighting local black artists in honor of Black History Month. We are excited to continue this series and celebrate black artists throughout the rest of the year. Episode 6 is about a classically-trained dancer from Flint, Sidney Johnson.
Rootead is a 501(c)3 organization in Kalamazoo, MI. Their mission is: Birthing Justice & Body Awareness. They achieve this mission through offering movement classes, workshops, house concerts and resources in sustainability, social justice and living to Kalamazoo and its surrounding communities. Body awareness is vital in their vision at Rootead. When you know your body, you can start to focus on your mind. The body can serve a distraction of the soul’s work if it isn’t nourished. To accomplish this goal of replenishing the body, Rootead offers yoga, dance, nutrition and lifestyle education.
This video is a montage of what Rootead is all about and what they have to offer. Learn more about this amazing nonprofit organization at rootead.org.