We’re getting to that time of year again! There’s only a couple of months left until we throw down at our 3rd Annual fundraiser, SPARK A CHANGE!, taking place on Friday Dec 8th. We will also be celebrating our 10th Anniversary and invite you to join us in all of the merriment & jubilation that this joyous occasion brings. Stay tuned for more details and feel free to email Taylor, at Taylor@sparkrj.org, if you’d like to be one of the featured entertainers and artists this year!
Alternate ROOTS is a regional arts service organization with 40 years of history. As a member-driven national resource for artists and cultural organizers, ROOTS seeks to champion social and economic justice and the work of people in our field. Alternate ROOTS provides the connective tissue for a distinct segment of the arts and culture field – artists who have a commitment to making work in, with, by, for and about their communities, and those whose cultural work strives for social justice. The nature of this work spreads us far and wide from each other, so collaboration, peer sharing and combined impact can be a challenge. Alternate ROOTS helps activist artists and cultural organizers sustain artistic development, increased visibility, and stability. Learn how you can support the work, here.
Bedroom Kandi is an affordable line of luxurious, sex-positive products designed to bring pleasure to singles and couples alike. Named Best Overall Toy Line at the 2012 AVN Awards, Bedroom Kandi is a collaboration between Kandi Burruss, Grammy award winning artist and star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “The Kandi Factory,” and OhMiBod, an award-winning, female-owned and operated pleasure products manufacturer. To learn more about Bedroom Kandi, visit their online shop here.
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Lambda Legal receives no government funding and does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy. Learn more about Lambda Legal and how to support their work, here.
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Today, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. Learn more about how Planned Parenthood is creating a healthier world for everyone.
Founded in 1996, The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is dedicated to forging a grassroots progressive movement for social and economic justice and the political empowerment of Asian and Pacific American women and girls. NAPAWF unites our diverse communities through organizing, education, and advocacy, and works to connect state and local programs with a national vision of change. Through great perseverance, commitment and volunteerism, NAPAWF has sustained its energy and vitality. Its founding sisters, board, chapter leadership, members and staff are the many women and supporters who have given their time and energy (many without compensation) to build and sustain an organization that represents them, their ideals and the issues that touch them dearly. NAPAWF is now moving from an all-volunteer organization to a staffed organization, and is one of the few staffed national women of color organizations in this country. Join in on NAPAWF’s efforts and become a part of a growing AAPI women’s movement, here.
The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive Justice. The National Network of Abortion Funds envisions a world where every reproductive decision, including abortion, takes place in thriving communities that are safe, peaceful, and affordable. Learn more about The National Network of Abortion Funds and how to support their work, here.