FYRE Media Justice Camp 2018 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

Let’s SET THE STAGE for FYRE Media Justice Camp 2018!

SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2018 FYRE Media Justice Camp! This year’s FYRE Camp, SCENE and HEARD, seeks to hold an intentional space for Queer and Trans young people of color and cis Black women in the South. We intend to hold this space for movement building and elevating our voices through theater. We believe we can act out during this political climate by asserting our voices and playing out our stories to hold center stage within the revolution.

Through this camp, SPARK aims to build a base of leaders who will reimagine and create artistic narratives for our resilience, our lives, and our communities. Leaders who will amplify the voices of queer and trans youth of color, and cisgender Black women.

The FYRE Camp participants will be a part of the 2018 Health Advocacy Cohort. This cohort will focus on issues surrounding abortion culture, stigma, and access; sexual health, such as HIV prevention and treatment, PrEP and PEP; health care coverage and access; and organizing and base building.

This year’s FMJC is scheduled to take place JULY 12 to JULY 15 in Atlanta, GA. All travel and boarding expenses are covered.

The APPLICATION DEADLINE to be a FYRE camper or a peer leader is JUNE 28, 2018. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

APPLY BELOW!
FYRE CAMPER APPLICATION
FYRE PEER LEADER APPLICATION

Save the date for FYRE Media Justice Camp 2018!

SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW is pleased to announce that our annual FYRE Media Justice Camp is coming up this summer, and our theme is THEATER! This year’s FYRE Camp, “SCENE and HEARD”, seeks to hold an intentional space for Queer and Trans young people of color and cis Black women in the South. We intend to hold this space for movement building and elevating our voices through theater!

Applications open May 11th!!

#JoinSPARK at our May events!

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

MAY 4 – 6: the g[R]ay Boi World Premiere
The B-Complex – 1272 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
8:30 PM

May 9: Get Lit with SPARK! Hosted by Jas and Kelli!
(location and time TBA)

MAY 15: AMPLIFY GA Press Conference
25 Courtland St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

MAY 16: Get Lit with SPARK! Hosted by Jas & Kelli
Healium Center – 344 Candler Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

MAY 19: People’s Hearing: The Whole Women’s Health Act
Philip Rush Center – 1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

May 23: Get Lit with SPARK!
(location and time TBA)

May 30: Get Lit with SPARK! (location and time TBA)

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

#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

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

Get Ready for Legislate THIS!

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!

REGISTER HERE!

SPARK’s 2018 SOI is Here!

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 agbo@sparkrj.org or randi@sparkrj.org with any questions.

Support Our Work!

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To date, SPARK has hosted over 70 LGBTQQ youth of color at 7 FYRE Media Justice Camps producing a variety of media resources covering issues from coming out, bullying, and sexual health to healthcare access, violence, and abortion. We hosted the first LGBTQQ youth of color reproductive justice conference in the Southeast, IGNITE, which provided 15 workshops to 85 LGBTQQ youth of color from 13 southern states, while Speak Justice Take Action has mobilized over 500 community members to the Georgia Capitol to advocate for sound reproductive health and rights policy.

Support our work by sponsoring the 3rd Annual SPARK A CHANGE! then come party with us in celebration of our communities on Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at the Elevator Factory. Get your tickets NOW!

See you there!

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.