JusticeNOW2020 Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN!

Spark Reproductive Justice NOW! presents JusticeNOW2020, a cross-movement power building and power shifting national conference. This conference will bring together activists, advocates, artists, movement leaders, organizers, community members, students, educators, policy makers, public health professionals, researchers, medical professionals and lawyers, all within a multitude of movements and sectors.

JusticeNOW2020 will center conversations and strategies on interconnected issues related to Reproductive Justice. Our goal is to provide an intentional and inimitable space for folx to unite for the advancement of Reproductive Justice!

Through interactive workshops, sessions, panels and plenaries, attendees will have the opportunity to access information and resources, while planning, strategizing and engaging on issues that cross all social justice movements. JusticeNOW2020 provides a forum for the interdisciplinary presentation of ideas, thoughts, research and inquiry related to the liberation of historically marginalized and criminalized communities.

We are proud to announce that our JusticeNOW2020 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is open! Visit justicenowcon.com to register with our lowest rates!

We are seeking FUN and CREATIVE proposals from folx working on a full range of social justice movements, political issue areas, and health topics. We encourage you to submit proposals to present via workshop, panel, interactive discussion, performance, expressive art, roundtable, caucus, and more! Visit justicenowcon.com to see our CALL FOR PROPOSALS and submit your session for consideration!

Sponsorship is an effective way to reach a new and growing audience to promote your organization or business. As a conference sponsor, you make a powerful statement about your organization’s commitment to Reproductive Justice. Your sponsorship will make this event accessible for student and community activists, regardless of their financial situation. Visit justicenowcon.com to SPONSOR JusticeNOW2020!

Scholarship, volunteer and exhibitor opportunities are also available at JusticeNOW2020! Visit justicenowcon.com to sign up for our mailing list and receive notification as soon as these opportunities open up!

Join us at JusticeNOW2020 and let’s take charge of the conversations that center Our Bodies, Our Communities and Our Futures. Let’s demand JusticeNOW!

SPARK Organizing Intensive is coming up!!

 

Interested in making a change in your community, but not sure how to get started? Curious about Reproductive Justice and how to be an agent for radical change? Do you want to learn how to show up and advocate for the Trans and GNC community?

Join SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW for our SPARK Organizing Intensive Training & Brunch FEBRUARY 1, 2020 @ 10AM-2PM. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about organizing for Reproductive Justice, talking to your legislators, gentrification in Atlanta and policies to be on the lookout for this legislative session.

All of our trainings and conversations will be rooted in how we can SHIFT THE NARRATIVE by uplifting Trans/GNC folx in policy, highlighting different ways to be civically engaged, and uplifting Trans folx survival and happiness, not just trauma.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone to heavily engage with pressing issues that affect our communities. This will also be an important lead up training in preparation of SPARK’s LegislateTHIS! (more information on LegislateTHIS! is coming soon). Light refreshments and brunch will be provided!

REGISTER HERE

Save the date…

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world!

Join Spark Reproductive Justice NOW on December 3rd for #GivingTuesday. Your support will help SPARK continue our efforts to build new leadership, change culture and advance knowledge in Georgia and the South! It will help us to ensure that Black women, women of color and Queer and Trans young people of color have resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about their bodies, gender, sexualities, and lives!

All donation amounts are appreciated!!

The first 25 people to donate $50 or more on December 3rd will receive a “Justice NOW” t-shirt!

Visit sparkrj.org/donate to participate in #GivingTuesday

We have a ZINE!

SPARK is very excited to announce that we have a zine, title “Campfyre”!! Created by SPARK staff and 2019 FYRE Campers (now our 2019/2020 Health Advocacy Cohort), Campfyre is an ode to our ancestors.

Campfyre includes photos, poems, essays, drawings, recipes and much more!

We’re excited offer the zine for a suggest donation! Please donate what you can to receive your zine! We will send zines to folks through the mail with a minimum ask of $5 donation to cover shipping costs.

Email erin@sparkrj.org if you are interested in receiving a zine.

SPARK has a billboard!!

We have a huge announcement…

At SPARK we believe that Reproductive Justice goes beyond the concept of birth — it means that our communities have access to education, housing, resources, and healthcare, in order to make liberated decisions about their own bodies and chosen families.

SPARK is committed to fighting for reproductive justice for all bodies — this means freedom for Queer, Intersex, Trans and non-binary people, accurate sex education, and access to abortion. We recognize reproductive justice as a social justice movement rooted in the belief that all individuals and communities must have the resources and power to make liberatory decisions about their bodies, genders, sexualities, and lives.

SPARK has decided to elevate this message with six billboards throughout the state of Georgia! Find the beautiful image (above) in Atlanta, Macon and Calhoun! 

If you see these billboards, please take a picture and post it on your social media! Be sure to tag @SPARKRJNOW on your tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook posts!

Special shout out to the amazing artist, organizer, community member and friend of SPARK, Lola (leathal_lolita) for her amazing work on this billboard art! Please show her support!

4th Annual SPARK A Change! A Fundraiser & Celebration…tickets on sale now!

Join SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! on Thursday, September 12, 2019, for The Fourth Annual SPARK A CHANGE! A FUNDRAISER & CELEBRATION.

This community centered event will feature delightful local bites, fantastic performances, a DJ, a prize raffle and a silent auction with amazing auction items! Furthermore, we will honor community leaders that we believe exemplify our vision of a world where all people are empowered, valued, and able to make liberatory decisions about their community, families and lives. This is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss!

For tickets please click the following link: 4thannualsparkachange.eventbrite.com

Interested in sponsoring this event? Click the following link for more information: SAC Sponsorship Packet

SPARK Fellowship Application is open!

The SPARK Fellowship is a 9-month leadership development and organizing fellowship designed to introduce fellows to Reproductive Justice and the RJ Movement. Fellows will gain access to all of SPARK’s reproductive justice and organizing trainings, organize with and for SPARK, and be given the space and resources to work on your own RJ programming.

We expect fellows to come into the SPARK office at least once every couple of weeks for a check-in. The rest of the fellowship can be remote, depending on the schedule that is worked out between the fellow and the SPARK staff member.

SPARK Fellowship Description 2019

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE 2019/2020 SPARK FELLOWSHIP


APPLICATION DEADLINE:
AUGUST 22, 2019

INTERVIEWS: SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2019

DECISION ANNOUNCED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2019