On Saturday Oct. 3rd, you, alongside many other feminists and feminist organizations SlutWalked down the streets of Los Angeles. In the face of a lot of hate and institutionalized oppression, in regards to our bodies, our sexuality, and our expression, you stood with dignity and unapologetic strength. Using the innovative idea of two fierce and bold organizers Heather Jarvis and Natalie Brouse, you created a space that was both radical and inclusive. A space that was for and by women — a space for reclaiming and for refusing.
Greetings SPARK Community:
Since 2010, SPARK has utilized the FMJC to build new Queer & Trans youth of color leadership, change culture, and advance knowledge in Georgia and the South. Through this dynamic 4-day/3-night all expenses paid gathering, we equip Southern Queer & Trans youth of color with the skills and tools they need to reimagine and create media for our resilience, our lives, and our communities.
In our five years of coordinating the FMJC, we have hosted 35 LGBTQQ youth of color at 4 FYRE Media Justice Camps resulting in 6 short films, 3 blogs, 72 photographs, and podcasts on coming out, bullying, sexual health, healthcare access, violence, and abortion, and so much more! This year, we’re amplifying the voices of LGBTQQ youth of color through the medium of poetry. Participants will engage in interactive skill shares around reproductive justice, media justice, and artivism while gaining the skills needed to create liberatory media.
On November 12th, SPARK will participate in Georgia Gives Day in an effort to raise $1,000 to support this year’s FYRE Media Justice Camp.We hope that you will join us in fostering vital spaces for Queer & Trans youth of color in the South and give to SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!
In community power,
The SPARK Team
Georgia Gives Day begins on November 12, 2015 at 12:00AM and ends at 11:59 PM on November 12, 2015. All donations made before and during this time will count towards our goal!
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With little over a month remaining until the first SPARK A CHANGE: A Fundraiser & Celebration, we’re excited to announce that tickets are now available for purchase!
Join our SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW community, staff, and board as we celebrate our successes in 2015 and uplift the work of some amazing local organizers and community projects in Atlanta.
Friday, December 4, 2015
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Rialto Center for the Arts
Featuring delightful local bites, fantastic live music and performances, and a prize raffle, this is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss.
We look forward to seeing you on December 4th!