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SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!

Don't Agonize. Brunch & Organize!

Whether you are looking for a role in your community or have been an active organizer for years, the SPARK ORGANIZING INTENSIVE ADVOCACY TRAINING (SOI) is a wonderful opportunity to engage an intergenerational cohort of reproductive justice advocates and dig deep on pressing issues that affect our communities across identities. You will also be able to gain concrete campaign building skills that will help you directly organize and support community events and projects throughout 2017.

SOI serves as a lead-up training to LegislateThis! - our annual advocacy day at the State Capitol - and is geared towards supporting and empowering people of color, centering the experiences of queer & trans youth of color and black women. As we enter an increasingly disruptive political age, it is urgently important to focus on building our power as a community and uplifting the voices of those most marginalized in society.

This year, the SOI will take place on Sunday, February 19th, from 1-4PM, at the TROY MOORE LIBRARY AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY.

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Doors open/brunch served at 12:45PM.

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For more information, e-mail our Programs Specialist, Shayla Robinson, at Shayla@sparkrj.org.

Meeting At The Crossroads Of Reproductive Justice

Legislate THIS! is our annual statewide day of action and advocacy, with this year’s session taking place on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church. 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.

READ OUR 2017 POLICY BRIEF

In celebration of the momentous 10th annual session, SPARK invokes Kimberlee Crenshaw’s work on Intersectionality, 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.

Doors open/breakfast served at 8:30AM.

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REGISTER FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL LEGISLATE THIS!
SPARK will be hosting a public HIV hearing at the Capitol with the GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 1:30PM in Room 415 of the Paul Coverdell Legislative Office Building at the State Capitol. Georgia is one of 32 states that place an undue criminal liability on people living with HIV. SPARK has been part of a national task force to help modernize HIV law and this is your chance to join the movement.
DIRECTIONS
We have plenty to celebrate this year, including Dr. Krystal Redman’s appointment to the Fulton County Schools Health and Physical Education Department’s Health Advisory Committee.
The committee is comprised of community stakeholders within our district and will have a hand in crafting sex education material prior to it being implemented in classrooms around metro Atlanta.
SPARK applauds Dr. Redman for being an invaluable asset to the Atlanta community and invites you to let us know how you think we should impact Fulton County's efforts to improve the education of our future leaders.

“Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic.” — Audre Lorde

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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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