#JoinSPARK at our April events!

#JoinSPARK at one or ALL of our many events happening this April!

APRIL 2 : HIV/AIDS Education and Awareness Panel
Agnes Scott College – Leticia Pate Evans Hall E-Conference Room A & B
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

APRIL 4 : #WokeWednesday Celebration
Victory Sandwich Bar ~ 340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

APRIL 5 : Reproductive Justice 101 w/ Emory Reproductive Health Association
Emory University – GCR 721
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

APRIL 11 : SPARK Off! The Podcast

APRIL 13 : SPARK A Change! 
Elevator Factory ~ 437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

APRIL 16 : AMPLIFY GA Launch
Georgia State University – Woodruff Park
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

APRIL 24 : Queering RJ Seminar w/ Emory Reproductive Health Association
Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health ~ 1518 Clifton Road

For more information about individual events visit SPARK on Facebook or email us at info@sparkrj.org

Join us for our “Queering Reproductive Justice Symposium”!

To conclude Trans Week 2018 @ GSU, we are hosting a Queering Reproductive Justice Seminar
Friday March 30th, 2018 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
in Langdale Hall, Room 1081!

Schedule:
10:30 a.m.: Doors Open/Registration
11:00 a.m.: Welcome
11:15 a.m.: Queering Reproductive Justice Introduction & Timeline Activity with SPARK
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Lunch (will be provided)
1:20-2:20: Panel 1- Lived Experience in Legislation
Panelists: Rep. Park Cannon, Tracee McDaniel, Dean Steed, Tavianna Rouse
2:25-3:25: Panel 2-Arts in Activism
Panelists: Eshe Shukura, Koochie-Koochie Ku
3:25-3:30 Wrap-Up

Cosponsors:
Sociology Graduate Student Association, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, Political Science Graduate Student Association

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Accessibility notes:
The event space is wheelchair accessible. For visitors who will be driving, T-deck (43 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) is the closest parking garage and costs $7. The Five Points MARTA  station and the Georgia State MARTA Station and both .3 miles away. If lack of transportation is a barrier to your attendance, please let us know. For any accessibility concerns, please email sgsa.gsu@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRANS WEEK @ GSU

SPARK A CHANGE! A FUNDRAISER & CELEBRATION

Join SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!

The Third Annual

SPARK A CHANGE!
A FUNDRAISER AND CELEBRATION

Friday, April 13, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
[our new date and time!]

Elevator Factory | Atlanta, GA

This community centered event will feature fantastic live music and performances, and a prize raffle. We will also be honoring our community youth leaders for exemplifying our vision of a world where all people are empowered, valued, and able to make liberatory decisions about their communities, families, and lives with our Vanguard of Change Award.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

We showed up, we showed out, and we showed LOVE.

HUGE THANKS for all who joined us yesterday at the Center for Civil and Human Rights for the In Our Own Voice Policy Brief on The State Of Black Women and Reproductive Justice. The event was a huge success and we left the gathering feeling inspired by the collective power in the room. A special thanks to our Atlanta partners, Sisterlove, Inc who moderated the event. If you missed the briefing, you can view a live recording here courtesy of Sisterlove and read the brief online.

SPARK Trans Leadership Initiative

SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! is putting out a call for transgender & non-binary identifying individuals of color seeking to enhance their leadership skills and develop trans-oriented programming as part of a new SPARK initiative!

Want to get involved?

Join us for an Interest Social on TUESDAY, JUNE 13th from 6-9pm at the Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center to learn more about the initiative. You can also email the program coordinator, Taylor Trimble (they/she) at Taylor@sparkrj.org for more information.

RSVP via Facebook, and Eventbrite, and share the event with your friends!

Daughters Of The Dust – A Film Screening and Discussion

SPARK invites you to a screening of Daughters Of The Dust, a Great Migration drama set in 1902 and celebrated today as a landmark film that showcases the significance of the Georgia-South Carolina Sea Islands in the construction of Southern culture.

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Written and directed by Julie Dash, Daughters Of The Dust tells the story of a Gullah family’s struggle to maintain their roots while trying to transcend the phantasmic shackles of slavery that lingered beyond abolition. The film fell into anonymity since its release 25 years ago and has recently re-entered the zeitgeist after it served as the primary source material for Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade.

Join us this THURSDAY 4/20/17 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Georgia State University’s Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity in room 467 of Student Center West, located at 141 Courtland Street SE, for a screening of Julie Dash’s Daughters Of The Dust and stick around for a discussion on black migrations as we sip on some lemonade and other seasonal refreshments.

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