On behalf of the Board of Directors of SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, we would like to announce Malika Redmond as its new Executive Director. Redmond, a nationally recognized reproductive justice activist, human rights advocate, researcher, and proud Spelman College alumna has been instrumental in the Reproductive Justice movement for more than a decade.
Redmond previously worked at Political Research Associates (PRA) as the lead gender justice researcher. There she managed a team of researchers writing about Reproductive Justice and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender issues. In fact, Malika was one of the youngest national field organizers for the 2004 March for Women’s Lives in Washington, D.C., which brought nearly 1 million participants to the National Mall and is considered one of the largest marches in U.S. history. As executive director, she will spearhead fundraising efforts, advance SPARK’s policy work and advocacy initiatives across the state of Georgia, build upon our legacy of radical political analysis, and continue to foster the organization’s movement building work in the South.
“I am honored to join SPARK as the new Executive Director. I am excited to build upon SPARK’s proud history of training reproductive justice leaders within our communities to demand justice and policies about our bodies, lives, genders and families that are sustainable and liberatory. Today’s challenges require it,” said Redmond.
“We are so excited to have Malika at the helm of SPARK at this critical time in organization’s history. Black women and girls and queer youth of color in the South are facing critical barriers right now that must be addressed through policy and on the ground political organizing. Malika has the insight, analysis, and organizing ability to make the most impact,” says SPARK board chair Taryn Jordan.
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW is a young, vibrant, community-centered, statewide reproductive justice organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to collaborate with individuals, communities, and organizations to grow and sustain a powerful reproductive justice movement in Georgia and the South.