#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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
Sociology Graduate Student Association, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, Political Science Graduate Student Association
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
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 email@example.com.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRANS WEEK @ GSU
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.
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!
Join SPARK on January 24 as we kick off #WokeWednesdays. Join us at the Capitol steps for some lunchtime activism. Come learn about what’s going on at the Capitol and make your voice heard for Reproductive Justice!
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!
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!
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.