Our advocacy and issue-based education takes form in the shape of our Speak Justice Take Action (SJTA) programming. SJTA is led on the principle that civic engagement combined with community mobilization is vital to making and sustaining lasting change in our communities. The SJTA program includes informing our base and legislators of key reproductive justice issues in order to transform power and shift policy priorities. The SJTA program houses legislative hearings, our annual statewide day of action and advocacy, LegislateTHIS!, as well as SOI, the advocacy training leading up to it.
In 2016 we launched our Field Day programming to accompany our monthly Kick-It With SPARK sessions in order to create spaces where we could meet and talk with members of our community on the policy and social issues that affect our day-to-day. These organizing events are intended to not only inform participants of optimal health practices, but also get feedback on issues that they experience which in turn helps SPARK create relevant educational materials and make meaningful connections within our community.
In 2018 we launched our program Get Lit with SPARK. This weekly programming provides our base members and the staff with time to connect and meet more casually. SPARK hosts Get Lit at a different venue every week with different topics to discuss and the occasional special guest. Base members are encouraged to join us at our locations or tune into our live Instagram and Facebook feeds throughout the day.