Dear SPARK Family, Friends, Supporters & Allies:
This past week has been filled with change for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW. We have recently undergone a leadership transition and will soon be pursuing new executive leadership to actualize the mission of our organization. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to our former Executive Director, Ms. Malika Redmond for her stalwart stewardship of the organization over the last two years.
The Board of SPARK is committed to the long-term health and longevity of the organization. The queer and reproductive justice communities of the South needs SPARK and we are committed to ensuring that our vision for reproductive justice reflects the interests of our communities in our programmatic work. Reproductive Justice is a social justice movement rooted in the belief that individuals and communities should have the resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about their bodies, genders, sexualities, and lives.
To that effect, an experienced interim-executive director, Ms. Benétta M. Standly was put in place immediately and was also joined by a new senior field director, Ms. Luisa Cardona.
We value your support, partnership and commitment to SPARK. We look forward to continued collaboration with each of you during this transition period.
President, Board of Directors
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW