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SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!
January 2017 marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade verdict and for the first podcast of the year, we talk to two individuals who have had abortions about their experiences and their thoughts on how a repeal of this landmark decision could affect the future of reproductive justice.
Tune in and let us know what you think!
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There’s no denying that this latest attack on Roe v. Wade is part of an ongoing effort to disempower women and further criminalize those most marginalized in society with restrictive laws. What can we do to protect our rights?
Join us for a FACEBOOK LIVE chat with Kwajelyn Jackson of Feminist Women's Health Center on how a repeal of the Roe v. Wade decision would affect women's health and the fight for reproductive justice.
The chat will be broadcasted live on our facebook page Thursday, January 26th, at 12:00 PM EST and is part of a national series with our partners from All Above All.
We Will Be BOLD. We Won’t Be Punished.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SPARK!

It’s been a decade since a group of dedicated individuals came together to create a reproductive justice organization that centers Black women and LGBTQQ youth of color living in the South.

SPARK, with its grassroots beginnings, was founded on the idea that our communities should have the resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about their bodies, genders, sexualities, and lives.

We are incredibly proud of all the goals we accomplished since then with the help of our community of activists and allies, and we thank you for your support through it all!
In honor of this 10-year milestone, we dedicate 2017 to the work of solidarity and community building
Will you join us?

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REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
Before it was a buzzword, Intersectionality was a term that Black women and Queer and Trans people of color used to identify shared experiences that are now largely recognized as part of a broad-scale system of domination used to subjugate our communities.

First coined in 1989 by American civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, intersectionality not only gave a name to the systems of oppression, but also lit a path of resistance in its recognition of our collective power to demolish these systems and rebuild an inclusive model of governance.
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10TH ANNUAL LEGISLATE THIS!

For the 2017 legislative session, SPARK invokes Crenshaw's work and calls on YOU to carry on in the tradition of grassroots community leaders who believe that we can speak truth to power and hold our elected representatives accountable through the collective power of Reproductive Justice.

LegislateTHIS! is our annual statewide day of action and advocacy taking place on Thursday, February 23, 2017. You can expect to hear from key leaders about pertinent public policy issues and educate our policymakers at the GA Capitol about many of our obstacles that meet at the crossroads of reproductive justice.

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THE SPARK ORGANIZING INTENSIVE

The SPARK Organizing Intensive (SOI) engages an intergenerational cohort of reproductive justice and sexual health advocates through collaborative intensive political skill development for comprehensive and sound reproductive justice policies in the Southeast.

The SOI is geared towards supporting and empowering people of color, while centering the experiences of Black Women and queer & trans youth of color. The training will provide an opportunity for both new and experienced organizers and activists to dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities, gain concrete organizing and campaign building skills, and directly organize and support community events and projects.

As we prepare for a drastic shift in our political environment, it is increasingly important to focus on building our power and our voices as a community.

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JOIN THE SPARK TEAM!
We are seeking a creative, driven Director Of Programs to join the SPARK team!

This is a great opportunity for someone who recognizes the importance of uplifting and amplifying the voices of Black women, women of color, and queer & trans youth of color living in the South.
This position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The priority deadline to apply is February 13, 2017.

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NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Join our partners, Charis and Cliterati, for an open mic & reading series TODAY, Thursday, January 19, in observance of the upcoming 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
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Are you a resident of Georgia living with HIV? Did you know that Georgia law punishes folks living with HIV for not disclosing their status to their partners? Georgians living with HIV can face up to 10 years for lovers’ spats. Have you been affected? Would you like to tell your story, and be part of the movement to end HIV criminalization in Georgia? If so, the Georgia Coalition to End HIV Criminalization would like to invite you to tell your own story, in your own words. The opportunity to film or record audio will happen at the Phillip Rush Center Annex on January 26th from 5PM - 8PM. (Limited Slots Available)
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The Women’s March is happening this Saturday, January 21, in cities all over the country and around the world. Will you march with Atlanta?

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SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW works to build new leadership, change culture, and advance knowledge in Georgia and the South to ensure individuals and communities have resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about our bodies, gender, sexualities, and lives.
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