Founded in 2007, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! (SPARK) is the only statewide organization working toward reproductive justice in Georgia for Black women and LGBTQQ youth of color living in the South. SPARK prioritizes the voices and leadership of Black women and LGBTQQ youth of color to ensure their ability to make empowered decisions about their bodies, identities, sexualities, and families. Our core programs include 1) Fierce Youth Reclaiming & Empowering (FYRE), which develops leaders through internships, social media engagement, our annual Media Justice Camp and IGNITE Conference, trainings and technical assistance for student leaders, art, and community-based research and 2) Speak Justice Take Action (SJTA), which informs our base and legislators of key reproductive justice issues in order to transform power and shift policy priorities and engages our base in action-oriented political mobilization and education.
SPARK would like to invite you to support the work that we do by:
Sponsoring the evening
Donating an item for our raffle and/or swag bag
Purchasing tickets and attending the event
Promoting the event to your base
To date, FYRE has hosted 35 LGBTQQ youth of color at 5 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 and organized 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 SJTA has mobilized over 500 community members to the Georgia Capitol to advocate for sound reproductive health and rights policy.
In order to commemorate this amazing work and the organizers and community partners that make it possible, on Friday, December 9, 2016 SPARK will host the second annual SPARK A Change, a fundraiser and celebration. This community centered event will feature delightful local bites, fantastic live music and performances, and a prize raffle. Furthermore, we will honor community leaders and grassroots projects that we believe exemplifies 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 Awards.
Your support is critical in helping us to raise the funds needed to continue to offer our innovative programs building the power and leadership of Black women and LGBTQQ youth of color in the South. We are offering many sponsorship packages and would love to discuss how our organizations could partner and collaborate to support our mission. Please feel free to contact me (404) 331-3250 or via email at email@example.com.
All donations to SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
In community power,
Dr. Krystal Redman
2016 2nd Annual SPARK A Change Sponsors
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