Malika Redmond, Executive Director
Malika Redmond, a nationally recognized reproductive justice activist, human rights advocate, researcher, and proud Spelman College alumna has been instrumental in the Reproductive Justice movement for more than a decade.
Redmond previously worked at Political Research Associates (PRA) as the lead gender justice researcher. There she managed a team of researchers writing about Reproductive justice and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender issues. In fact, Malika was one of the youngest national field organizers for the 2004 March for “Women’s Lives” in Washington, D.C., which brought nearly 1 million participants to the national mall and is considered one of the largest marches in U.S. history. As executive director, she will spearhead fundraising efforts, advance SPARK’s policy work and advocacy initiatives across the state of Georgia, build upon our legacy of radical political analysis and continue to foster the organization’s movement building work in the South.
Bianca Campbell, Organizer
Bianca Campbell is a Florida native who researched queer media in Korea and Hawaii before calling Atlanta home. Upon arrival, she attended the first FYRE Media Camp and created a short film with several youth who have since become life-long friends. She came back as a summer intern to facilitate workshops and develop curricula that intersect queer theory into racial, media and reproductive justice movements. Bianca currently works with SPARK to end the shackling of women birthing behind bars. Cupcakes, smoothies, honey barbecue sauce and anything with glucose fuels her fire for the fight ahead.
Cortez Wright, Communications & Development Associate
Cortez is a Southern gent, organizer, and dedicated foodie currently living and sometimes working in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s a poor, queer, poc whom may never graduate with a BA in Comparative Literature and/or Women’s Studies. He’s not that great at talking about himself in the third person, so his bio’s are usually pretty odd.
He doesn’t believe that a world “free of oppression” will ever exist, but he does work for one in which he can safely and comfortably love his family/friends in the ways they want. He believes in intentional and thoughtful language and communication that acknowledges varied lived experiences, that access should be a key factor to any and all organizing, and that intersectionality exists and is not a tool for gaining “diversity” points. He’s a firm believer in grass roots organizing, community based leadership, memory foam, things cooked in butter or olive oil, and Saturday morning cartoons from the 90s.
SPARK Board of Directors
Taryn Jordan, President
Heidi Williamson, Treasurer
Ingemar Smith, Secretary