SPARK is a Black-led Reproductive Justice organization that centers our work in Queer and Trans liberation. We know that without Queer and Trans liberation, there is no Black liberation.
There can be no Reproductive Justice when Black womxn are criminalized, Black trans and non-binary people are marginalized, and Black parents cannot see their children grow in peace.
It is imperative that we continue to challenge the erasure of Black womxn, and Queer and Trans folx in the conversations and actions around police violence, brutality, and killing of ALL BLACK LIVES.
In recognition of the impact that COVID-19 has had on our personal lives, work lives, mental and physical states, the JusticeNOW2020 team has decided to extend our Early Bird Registration deadline to Friday, May 1. We hope that this extension will give you more time to sort out your future plans and relieve a small portion of any stress that these uncertain times have caused.
Like us, I’m sure that you all were saddened to hear that our friends at CLPP had to cancel their dynamic and movement-building annual conference. But, we are excited to announce that in true Reproductive Justice form, we are working with CLPP to shift some of their planned conference sessions to JusticeNOW2020. We are looking to combine the spirit and community that CLPP has built over the past 34 years with JusticeNOW2020’s cross-movement space.
We hope to see you all at JusticeNOW2020 in November and we are looking forward to reconnecting and sharing a physical space post-social distancing.
Please visit www.justicenowcon.com for more information about the conference.
Spark Reproductive Justice NOW! and Osatyam present Queering Wellness: A Healing Series.
Join us in our second session of the Queering Wellness Series, titled “Meditation.”
Queering Wellness is a series focused on transmuting oppression-based trauma for queer folks in Atlanta through a series of whole self-nurturing practices. The series consists of 3 sessions, each building upon the skills of the last to guide folks in tailoring a more complete personal wellness practice.
Meditation is a way to calm the mind and find your center.
This second session is an exploration into meditation. Come comfy & ready to practice. Food & tea provided.
**Queer and Trans folx will be prioritized at this event, but all are welcome**
Queering Wellness is a series! Stay tuned into SPARK and Osatyam for more information about the rest of our sessions!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Dear Friends and Partners of SPARK,
As of February 1, 2019 I will no longer be working for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! I am beyond grateful for my time with this organization and the many opportunities and relationships that have flourished. Forever an Organizer, I will continue my work in community and look forward to all we will accomplish together!
For questions and inquiries about any of our SPARK programs please contact Randi Gregory, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have truly enjoyed my experience with SPARK and am looking forward to all of the wonderful things they have in store!
Yours in liberation,
Atlanta, GA, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Policy affects our everyday lives, whether it be legislation written to help uplift our bodies and experiences or policies put into place to discriminate against our bodies. This week, The Trump Administration has been considering redefining gender as a biological, undisputable condition defined by assigned gender at birth and genitalia. As a Trans Woman, I was not shocked by the actions of this administration especially being a person living in a society that erases my experiences; I do believe that it still hurts to be reminded how hateful and problematic this administration can be.
Spark Reproductive Justice NOW!, Inc (SPARK) vehemently opposes and will do all in our power to dismantle the everyday oppressions and policies, like this one, that attempt to erase and harm Trans, GNC, and Intersex folx. Trans, GNC and Intersex people deserve to live their lives autonomously, free from fear, and free from the shackles of everyday oppression.
Spark Reproductive Justice NOW!, Inc is a grassroots organization that builds community and fights for the liberation of all bodies. We urge you to stand with Trans, GNC, and Intersex communities by attending SPARK’s monthly Trans Leadership Initiative (TLI) meetings, as well as our upcoming week of events around Trans Day of Remembrance.
Trans Leadership Coordinator
SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!
SPARK’s Trans Day of Remembrance Sunday Brunch- https://bit.ly/2D7UgA8
Southern Fried Queer Pride TRANS PWR Fest 2018- https://bit.ly/2O78IJT
For more information about SPARK and our Trans Leadership Initiative visit www.sparkrj.org
SOI introduced you to legislative advocacy; now it’s time to apply what you’ve learned at Legislate THIS!, our annual statewide day of advocacy and action. Come chat with your legislators about important public policy issues. Hear from Rep. Park Cannon, who has been a tireless advocate for Reproductive Justice. This is your chance to make your voice heard!
SPARK’s 2018 Organizing Intensive is Saturday, February 3. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about organizing for Reproductive Justice, talking to your legislators, gentrification in Atlanta, and policies to be on the lookout for this legislative session.
This is an excellent opportunity to heavily engage with pressing issues that affect our communities. As we experience this drastic shift in our political environment, it is increasingly important to focus on building our power and our voices as a community. This will also be an important lead up training in preparation of SPARK’s LegislateTHIS! annual advocacy day at the GA State Capitol. You’re not going to want to miss it!
Sign Up HERE!
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you are interested in participating in one of the group listening sessions, having a private conversation, or want more information, please contact Chris Vermillion at email@example.com or 404-413-2747.
We are joining HERS – Health Education Resource Solutions at the #GearUpforHIVAwareness Charity Ride & Health Rally this SATURDAY APRIL 8th, and invite you to support their work with a donation or by participating in the rally!
Follow @HEducationRS on twitter for event updates and to join the conversation online.