Edisa Weeks/DELIRIOUS Dances is seeking support. Join the team as a Part-time Roots Making + Events Assistant!
In Spring 2022, Edisa Weeks and the DELIRIOUS team are hosting Roots Parties. She is looking for support in making roots kits and making roots prior to and during each of these events. DELIRIOUS will provide materials and supplies for making roots. Read below for details about roots, Roots Parties, compensation, and more.
What is a root? The roots are for a performance installation, 3 RITES: Liberty that will premiere at 651 ARTS in Brooklyn, NY in 2023. As part of the root making process, Edisa is having difficult conversations, with the goal of getting people to rethink prisons in America, and to give people actions they can do to support the prison abolition movement.
What is a Roots Party? Edisa has been hosting Roots Parties, which are a making and conversation space, where people are invited to join in the journey of making 1,865 roots out of paper and twine, while having a conversation about liberty and the prison system in America for years. You can watch a short 5 minute documentary about a Roots Party that was hosted at Williamsburg Public Library in Brooklyn, NYhere.
Support with making 'roots kits' prior to Roots Parties and similar events
Coordinate and mail the roots kits to participants in a timely manner prior to Roots Parties
In-person support for Edisa Weeks with Roots Party day-of, as needed
Make roots throughout each month; delivering roots to Edisa on a monthly basis
Approximately 20 hours/month
Interested? Please email Maya Simone, (Community Engagement Coordinator + Admin Assistant) at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2022 with a letter of interest (no longer than 1 page) if the below aligns with your interest + availability:
BIPOC folks to the front!
You're familiar with making crafts with your hands.
You are available to support Edisa with making and mailing the roots kits (in-person) before future Roots Parties,
You communicate in a timely manner.
You are available on Sept. 24, 2022 for our last 2022 Roots Parties, and are able to support making and mailing roots kits the week prior to this event.
We plan to get back to applicants by July 14, 2022 with follow-ups and final decisions. Please email Maya Simone with any questions about the above. We look forward to reviewing your LOI!