Spark Reproductive Justice NOW! presents JusticeNow 2020, 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, scientists and funders, all within a multitude of movements.
JusticeNow 2020 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 ofReproductive 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. JusticeNow 2020 provides a forum for the interdisciplinary presentation of ideas, thoughts, research and inquiry related to the liberation of historically marginalized and criminalized communities.
Be on the lookout for more information about JusticeNow 2020, including our save the date, call for proposals, call for sponsors and registration.
Let’s take charge of the conversations that center Our Bodies, Our Communities and Our Futures. Let’s demand JusticeNow!
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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!
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
Sociology Graduate Student Association, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, Political Science Graduate Student Association
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRANS WEEK @ GSU
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.
Join SPARK on January 24 as we kick off #WokeWednesdays. Join us at the Capitol steps for some lunchtime activism. Come learn about what’s going on at the Capitol and make your voice heard for Reproductive Justice!
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 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.
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.
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.