Our Mama’s Day Brunch was a wonderful success thanks to your presence and support. The photos from our amazing shoot will be available soon!
May 13 is just around the corner, and so is another chance to celebrate the mamas in our lives. We are tired of the same commercials for cleaning products and Hallmark cards, along with the message that we just want material things for Mother’s Day. While flowers and robes are welcome, we know the mamas in our lives want and need much more — love, support, connection, and policies that support our families as they are.
Much of what we see and hear every day in the news and TV gives the impression that there is one right way to have a family, but we know that the vast majority of us living in the US today don’t live in a nuclear family behind a picket fence. Whether it’s immigration status, sexual orientation, race or class, we are asbeautiful as we are varied. SPARK, as a partner in the Strong Families coalition, a 10-year national initiative to change the way people think, feel, and act in support of families, believes that all families matter. Yours, mine and all of ours.
This Mama’s Day, we are proud to bring you lots of ways to show and share you care:
On May 12, Project South will host its 2nd annual Community Forum. Join mothers and their supports in the South Atlanta area to discuss issues women of color face such as lack of assistance with childcare and a decreasing number of childcare options. We will also celebrate the resilience of mothers with music, free food, and exclusive tokens of love and appreciation.
This Mama’s Day, you have a whole new way to show love to the mamas in your life. Nine artists designed cards for you to customize and share. The full set will be available on May 8th, but you can see a sneak preview here. When they are released, we hope you will send, share and savor these beautiful cards.
Media Literacy Project, Strong Families, and Thousand Kites need your help to produce Calls from Home: Mama’s Day Special, a radio project that connects incarcerated mothers to their families, friends, and communities. With your support we’ll send voices through barbed-wire to our millions of neighbors behind bars this Mama’s Day.
Sing a song, read a prayer, speak from the heart and let our mamas behind bars in our nation’s prisons know you’re thinking about them. Call to our toll-free 24/7 answering machine now at 877-410-4863 to leave a recording we’ll play over the air.
Thank you so much for remaining a fierce fighter for justice this year, all year, every year. We couldn’t do this without you!