Direct Service

2017

Roots & Raíces provides a communications platform primarily for immigrants and for allies to be represented in the arts in Baltimore City by giving them agency to perform, promote, and celebrate their artistic contributions to the United States. The organizers of the series of events that will take place this upcoming year consist of a group of Baltimore/DC-based activists, artists, and musicians. The organization emerged from the experience of creating a Latinx Art and Culture Festival in 2017 focused on providing a platform for Latinx artists in Baltimore to be represented in the arts. It developed into an organization that now aims to provide a platform for all immigrants in Baltimore to be represented. Roots & Raíces is unique in the sense that its purpose is beyond just being an arts & entertainment platform as a festival but rather using the arts to inspire civic action specifically among the young population of artists in Baltimore.