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!
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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!
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.
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!
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!
We’re getting to that time of year again! There’s only a couple of months left until we throw down at our 3rd Annual fundraiser, SPARK A CHANGE!, taking place on Friday Dec 8th. We will also be celebrating our 10th Anniversary and invite you to join us in all of the merriment & jubilation that this joyous occasion brings. Stay tuned for more details and feel free to email Taylor, at Taylor@sparkrj.org, if you’d like to be one of the featured entertainers and artists this year!
SisterLove, Inc, in partnership with Spark Reproductive Justice Now!, presents Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Voices: A Policy Brief produced by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda on The State of Black Women and Reproductive Justice.
Breakfast will be served at 9:00am followed by a panel discussion at 10:00am.