Carlton Turner

Executive Director | Alternate ROOTS

Carlton Turner is the Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a regional non-profit arts organization based in the south. Carlton Turner is also co-founder and co-artistic director, along with his brother Maurice Turner, of the group M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction), a performing arts group that blends of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word poetry together with non-traditional storytelling. Carlton is currently on the board of Appalshop, the We Shall Overcome Fund Advisory Board at the Highlander Center, and the Arts Culture and Social Justice Network.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Race Peace

Race Peace is a dialogue and performance project that creates communities of anti-racist practice in which participants can celebrate common bonds, explore their differences and lay the civic foundation to pursue solutions to the issues that impact their communities. This workshop will create a space in which people from diverse backgrounds can confront racism using the unique ability of art to embrace complexity and contradiction. Our color line process helps participants to develop a shared understanding of the complexities of racism, both individual and institutional, and to envision themselves as agents of change.

Speakers: Carlton Turner, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Melisa Cardona, Joanna Russo