Join us for our “Queering Reproductive Justice Symposium”!

To conclude Trans Week 2018 @ GSU, we are hosting a Queering Reproductive Justice Seminar
Friday March 30th, 2018 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
in Langdale Hall, Room 1081!

Schedule:
10:30 a.m.: Doors Open/Registration
11:00 a.m.: Welcome
11:15 a.m.: Queering Reproductive Justice Introduction & Timeline Activity with SPARK
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Lunch (will be provided)
1:20-2:20: Panel 1- Lived Experience in Legislation
Panelists: Rep. Park Cannon, Tracee McDaniel, Dean Steed, Tavianna Rouse
2:25-3:25: Panel 2-Arts in Activism
Panelists: Eshe Shukura, Koochie-Koochie Ku
3:25-3:30 Wrap-Up

Cosponsors:
Sociology Graduate Student Association, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, Political Science Graduate Student Association

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Accessibility notes:
The event space is wheelchair accessible. For visitors who will be driving, T-deck (43 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) is the closest parking garage and costs $7. The Five Points MARTA  station and the Georgia State MARTA Station and both .3 miles away. If lack of transportation is a barrier to your attendance, please let us know. For any accessibility concerns, please email sgsa.gsu@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRANS WEEK @ GSU

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.

Destigmatizing the A-Word: A Somos Sur & SPARK RJ NOW! Collab

Abortion is a controversial topic. Unfortunately, that controversy often translates to silence on the issue, especially within the Latino(x) community. Join SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW and Somos Sur Art Collective as we delve into this conversation head on this Thursday 10/19 from 7-9pm at Honey Bubble located at 798 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Image by Victoria Argañaraz, find more at borrachayamanecida.tumblr.com. We’ll be creating shirts with that stunning image, so be sure to attend and BRING YOUR OWN SHIRT.

Afterwards, you can wear your new shirt and catch SPARK tabling at MJQ with La Choloteca! Can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook & share the event with your community!

SPARK OFF! BLACK GIRLS GATHER

A few weeks ago, we had the good fortune to attend For Harriet‘s Black Girls Gather event in Atlanta where we met members of our community and talked about our shared experiences and opinions on everything from impostor syndrome to celebrity love lives. Tune in to the latest episode of our podcast, SPARK OFF!, to hear what Team SPARK had to say about the event and hit us up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with your thoughts if you were there too!