ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
This project will be a virtual resource for grassroots, multi-cultural activism, created to inspire future generations of activists and to reveal the truth of what came before. The project will document the ROADWORK story through interviews featuring artists, volunteers, producers, sign-language interpreters, event participants, and the multiracial coalition that served as ROADWORK staff and board.
We will be producing a documentary film drawing on the interviews conducted and archival materials in the Oral History Project. The documentary will show how Roadwork created connections and communities that continue to this day across race, gender, sexuality, class, age, and culture.
40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
We are hoping to fundraise enough money to produce a 40th Anniversary concert to be held in 2018. Roadwork has a long history of producing concerts, notably the creation of Sisterfire, an inclusive, multi-racial urban women’s cultural festival, featuring music, dance, spoken-word, and theater on a women-only stage (1982-1988). The festival, open to all, was largely volunteer-run.