SPARK Organizing Institute / Legislate THIS!

SPARK Organizing Institute (SOI)
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January 26, 2019
Healium Center

SPARK Organizing Institute is an immersive organizing and advocacy workshop to learn about the Georgia legislature and how you can make change BEYOND THE POLLS.

This will be a lead up to our annual Legislate THIS!, our advocacy day at the capitol!

Register by visiting bit.ly/sparkorganizinginstitute

If you register to attend SOI please also register for Legislate THIS!


Legislate THIS! (LT)
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February 21, 2019
Trinity United Methodist

Legislate THIS is an opportunity for you to hold your legislators accountable BEYOND THE POLLS.

Join us at Legislate THIS for our advocacy day at the captiol.

Register by visiting bit.ly/legislatethis

If you register to attend Legislate THIS please also register for our SPARK Organizing Institute, an immersive organizing and advocacy workshop.

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.

What Does RJ Mean To You?

The SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) engages an intergenerational cohort of reproductive justice and sexual health advocates through collaborative intensive political skill development for comprehensive and sound reproductive justice policies in the Southeast.

As a lead up to Legislate This!, the SOI is geared towards supporting and empowering people of color, while centering the experiences of Black Women and queer & trans youth of color. The training is an opportunity for both new and experienced organizers and activists to dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities, gain concrete organizing and campaign building skills, and directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2017.

This year, the training was held at the Troy Moore Library at GSU and we were joined by Devin Barrington-Ward, a long-time supporter and lobbyist for SPARK as well as Sable Nelson, Esq., the Policy and Advocacy Program Manager at SisterLove, Inc.

SPARK thanks you all for your attendance and encourages you all to make your voices heard as advocates and allies in the fight for reproductive justice.

Tweet us or tag us on Instagram and Facebook and tell us what RJ means to you!

Thank You!

SOI 2017 is a wrap!

SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) February 19, 2017 at the Troy Moore Library at Georgia State University

Posted by Spark Reproductive Justice Now on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

The SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) engages an intergenerational cohort of reproductive justice and sexual health advocates through collaborative intensive political skill development for comprehensive and sound reproductive justice policies in the Southeast. As a lead up to Legislate This!, the SOI is geared towards supporting and empowering people of color, while centering the experiences of Black Women and queer & trans youth of color. The training is an opportunity for both new and experienced organizers and activists to dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities, gain concrete organizing and campaign building skills, and directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2017.

This year, the training was held at the Troy Moore Library at GSU and we were joined by Devin Barrington-Ward, a long-time supporter and lobbyist for SPARK as well as Sable Nelson, Esq., the Policy and Advocacy Program Manager at SisterLove, Inc.

SPARK thanks you all for your attendance and encourage you all to make your voices heard as advocated and allies in the fight for reproductive justice!

The Weekend Countdown Starts… NOW!

There’s only 5 days left to register for the SOI Advocacy Training & Brunch taking place this Sunday, FEB 19, from 1-4PM at the Troy Moore Library.

The SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) engages an intergenerational cohort of reproductive justice and sexual health advocates through collaborative intensive political skill development for comprehensive and sound reproductive justice policies in the Southeast.

As a lead up to the Legislate THIS! advocacy day, the SOI is geared towards supporting and empowering people of color, while centering the experiences of Black Women and queer & trans youth of color. The training will provide an opportunity for both new and experienced organizers and activists to dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities, gain concrete organizing and campaign building skills, and directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2017.

Read our 2017 Legislative Brief.

As we prepare for a drastic shift in our political environment, it is increasingly important to focus on building our power and our voices as a community.

Register for the SOI Advocacy Training NOW!

Don’t Agonize. Brunch & Organize!

Whether you are looking for a role in your community or have been an active organizer for years, the SPARK ORGANIZING INTENSIVE ADVOCACY TRAINING (SOI) is a wonderful opportunity to engage an intergenerational cohort of reproductive justice advocates and dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities. You will also be able to gain concrete campaign building skills that will help you directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2017.

Read our 2017 Legislative Brief.

SOI serves as a lead-up training to LegislateThis! our annual advocacy day at the state capitol and is geared towards supporting and empowering people of color, centering the experiences of queer & trans youth of color and black women. As we enter an increasingly disruptive political age, it is urgently important to focus on building our power as a community and uplifting the voices of those most marginalized in society.

This year, the SOI will take place on Sunday, February 19th, from 1-4PM, at the

TROY MOORE LIBRARY AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY.

Register for the 2017 SOI.

Doors open/brunch served at 12:45PM.

View and share the event on Facebook and Eventbrite.

For more information, e-mail our Programs Specialist, Shayla Robinson, at Shayla@sparkrj.org

Join the SPARK Organizing Intensive!

The SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) will be a fierce group of young folks (18-25) interested in being trained on or deepening their skills and understanding around organizing and movement building in Georgia and the South.

The SOI is geared towards supporting and empowering women of color (while centering the experiences of Black Women), young parents, and LGBTQ youth of color on issues that impact their lives and will provide an opportunity for new and experienced organizers and activists to dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities, gain concrete organizing skills, and directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2015.

Time Commitment

The 6-week program will begin in late March 2015. SOI trainings will occur once a week on Saturdays from March 28th to May 2nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and will include political education and skill development.

What’s expected of me as an SOI Participant?

SOI members are expected to:

  • Bring an open, willing spirit and positive attitude that lends to community building and friendship.
  • Be curious, stretch, and have fun!
  • Be willing to fight for the dignity and safety for all families!

You can apply online here. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13th, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 20, 2015. For more information, please contact Quita Tinsley at quita@sparkrj.org.

Join us in creating a Georgia that respects our bodies and our futures!

Women of color, LGBTQ, trans* and gender non-conforming people color, young parents, low-income people, people with disabilities, people living in the South and in rural communities, and those living outside of the metro Atlanta area are strongly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls, please.