As Alabama sits on the frontlines of Supreme Court case #MilliganvMerrill, a challenge that will bring one of last voter protection tools of the Voting Rights Act into question, there is an urgent need to continue supporting civic engagement rates of nonwhite and Alabamians committed to expansive democracy.
Alabama Forward recognized that they can build new and stronger relationships across communities when the invitation into community-organizing-centered music, visual art, and other creative content.
The Caregiver Road Trip musical project engaged artists from Alabama’s Shake the Field art collective and local artist Felt Five Thompson to collectively tell the story of personal and social experiences of people working within freedom movements, as well as the experiences of the community members those movements are aspiring to engage.
The album released in February 2022 provided a new cultural artwork to connect to communities, organize public engagement campaigns and volunteer opportunities.
The musical group the Felt Five Thompson performs the Caregiver Road Trip album live at Alabama Forward’s community visioning event.
Two masc presenting people in green soccer jerseys dance at a cultural festival.