Calling all creatives, actors, poets & performers!
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! is excited to announce that we are NOW accepting applications for our 2023 FYRE Media Justice CAMP!
The Fierce Youth Reclaiming & Empowering (FYRE) program develops the civic leadership of queer & trans youth of color and ally youth of color living in the Southeast in the Reproductive Justice movement.
The FYRE Media Justice Camp is a dynamic 4-day/3-night gathering of Southern Black women and Queer & Trans youth of color, ages 18-30, reimagining and creating media for our resilience, our lives and our communities.
This year’s FYRE Camp theme, “The Down South Monologues,” seeks to take ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ but make it BLACK, QUEER and SOUTHERN.
FYRE campers will participate in Reproductive Justice related workshops and trainings throughout the weekend. They will also spend the weekend working with SPARK staff and experts in crafting “The Down South Monologues”! They will use monologues submitted by SPARK base members prior to the camp to create this Black, Queer and Southern Monologue showcase!
“The Down South Monologues” will be performed to a public audience of SPARK base members on Saturday, July 29th.
This year’s FYRE Media Justice Camp is scheduled to take place Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30 in Atlanta, GA. All travel, boarding and food expenses are covered.
FYRE CAMP 2023 PEER LEADER:
Peer leaders are folks that have attended a previous FYRE Media Justice Camp, SPARK Organizing Intensive, or other SPARK leadership development event, program, or workshop.
Peer leaders will be assisting staff throughout the camp with many duties, including facilitating ice breakers (conversation starters), assisting with food distribution, and other duties as needed. They are expected to stay on location for the full weekend.
Peer leaders will be compensated at $150/day (half days on Thursday & Sunday will be combined as 1 day, so you will be assisting and paid for a total of 3 days).
COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
SPARK values people’s autonomy to do what they please with their bodies, while also intentionally curating a safe space. SPARK is requiring that all FYRE Campers and Peer Leaders:
- sign a COVID-19 liability waiver prior to attending FYRE Camp stating that “SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, Inc. is not responsible for liabilities related to COVID-19 and/or traveling, including, but not limited to, health coverage and medical fees associated with COVID-19 and/or traveling. That traveling [and participating in FYRE Camp 2023] is solely the decision of each individual. That by traveling [and attending FYRE Camp 2023], the individual assumes all responsibility and removes SPARK of any and all liabilities associated with COVID-19.
**SPARK will provide all FYRE Camp 2023 attendees & peer leaders with PPE.
If there are any questions about COVID-19 precautions please email email@example.com