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Advocacy – Socially Sparked® is all things advocacy / activism that Socially Sparked® our lives plus activism at its best for social change. Awareness campaigns, non-profit organizations, causes, social justice, social, arts and health and wellness issues. Advocacy / Activism Socially Sparked!

November Sparks Hope for the Giving Month
4 months ago

November Sparks Hope for the Giving Month

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November is the giving month and ignites hope for change and awareness for many important causes. Giving thanks, giving kindness and giving aid become uber important this month as the …
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Recovery and Suicide Prevention Top the September Sparks
6 months ago

Recovery and Suicide Prevention Top the September Sparks

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recovery and suicide prevention top the September sparks this year. It’s also the month to raise awareness for food safety, cancer and many more important health and social initiatives.

The …
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In 2023 Women Still Must Roar for Equality
6 months ago

In 2023 Women Still Must Roar for Equality

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2023 women still must roar for equality. Today, August 26th is the annual Women’s Equality Day. I repeat. Today is the annual Women’s Equality Day marking how the 19th …
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The World Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Humanitarian Day
6 months ago

The World Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Humanitarian Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The world celebrates the 20th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day by paying tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to honor the thousands of aid …
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Sparks Light Up August for Youth, Humanitarians & More
7 months ago

Sparks Light Up August for Youth, Humanitarians & More

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sparks light up August for youth, immunizations, humanitarians and back to school initiatives. The dog days of summer send in the clowns for International Clown Week and celebrate young …
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Mandela Day Calls for Action Now to Inspire Change
7 months ago

Mandela Day Calls for Action Now to Inspire Change

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nelson Mandela Day calls for a global call to action to inspire change. The new era holds much promise for positive change after a stall in action these past few …
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Summertime and Sun Safety Spark Ultimate Fun
8 months ago

Summertime and Sun Safety Spark Ultimate Fun

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summertime and sun safety spark the ultimate summer fun. The sunny season calls for enjoying the outdoors, sunbathing, water sports, beach and pool visits and more. It’s also the time …
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June Takes Aim at Gun Violence, the Environment, Summerfests & More
9 months ago

June Takes Aim at Gun Violence, the Environment, Summerfests & More

By  •  Advocacy

June Takes Aim at Gun Violence, the Environment, Summerfests and more worthwhile causes and fun events. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers, and festivals …
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May Sprouts Awareness for Skin Cancer, Mental Health, Mothers & More
10 months ago

May Sprouts Awareness for Skin Cancer, Mental Health, Mothers & More

By  •  Advocacy

May sprouts awareness for a host of worthwhile causes that include skin cancer, mental health and arthritis. It is also the month to celebrate Nurses, Bike and Motorcycle Riding, and …
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Jazz Day Showcases Power of Music with Global Concert
10 months ago

Jazz Day Showcases Power of Music with Global Concert

International Jazz Day will close out April by showcasing music’s power to inspire, heal and unite for peace with its annual global concert led by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and …
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Earth Day 2023 Sparks for a Green Future
10 months ago

Earth Day 2023 Sparks for a Green Future

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earth Day 2023 sparks for a green future with the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” Now in it’s 53rd year, the designated day annually brings awareness to and sparks action …
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Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week
11 months ago

Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Good Deeds Day sparks Volunteer Week April 16th thru April 22nd. The global celebration unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others …
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Let’s Move for National Walking Day
11 months ago

Let’s Move for National Walking Day

By  •  Advocacy

Let’s move for National Walking Day, held annually the first Wednesday in April. The American Heart Association sponsors this movement as part of April’s Physical Activity Month.

Whether exercise is …
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SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL
11 months ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]April sparks spotlight poetry, jazz, alcoholism, autism and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted …
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Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day
12 months ago

Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day

By  •  Advocacy

Equal Pay Day is March 14 in 2023. Women still have a ways to go before reaching a level “paying” field. While we can chalk some of the minimal gains over the last five years to the pandemic, that’s a small contributing factor here.
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March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
12 months ago

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]March sparks ignite for Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8570″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Women’s History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

Throughout 2023, the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) will encourage recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”7332″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While the concept began in the 1970s, it wasn’t until 1980 when President Jimmy Carter declared a proclamation. By 1987, the advocacy efforts came to fruition when Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: March 8th is the annual INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY — A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Socially Sparked News will have more details on the upcoming March 8th events leading up to the Day, so stay tuned.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”8571″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®) is the annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. This year’s theme is “Music is All of Us.”

This Socially Sparked® theme seems very appropriate as music is what has helped many of us through the pandemic. More importantly, music has helped students, school, and community. And, music will continue to be the thing that gets us all through the days ahead.  MIOSM is organized by National Association for Music Education (NAFME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations and the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

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October Sparks Spotlight Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention and More
1 year ago

October Sparks Spotlight Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention and More

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4710″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]October sparks awareness for Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Drug Safety Education, Breast Cancer and many other important health and social issues that plague our society. …
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It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality
2 years ago

It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s 2022 yet women still must roar for equality. Moreover, women still must roar for their right to choose. Women still must roar to make decisions about their own body …
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Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park
2 years ago

Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s iconic Central Park to end extreme poverty NOW.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8535″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Each year Global Citizen …
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August Sparks Ignite for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians
2 years ago

August Sparks Ignite for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August sparks for youth, immunizations, humanitarians and back to school initiatives. The dog days of summer send in the clowns for International Clown Week and celebrate young people and their …
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