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March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
9 months ago

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

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.

Women's History Month; (c) Abbe Sparks, Socially Sparked News, LLC

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Women’s History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme:

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

Women as healers harken back to ancient times. Healing is the personal experience of transcending suffering and transforming it to wholeness. The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and our recovery.

The Women’s History Alliance asks you to celebrate the month by honoring the women in your community that provide healing and promote hope.

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.

March sparks for women

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.

March Sparks for Women
March is Music In Our Schools Month

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH

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: The Sound of My Heart.” 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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Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert
10 months ago

Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert

Audiences will return for the 2022 Love Rocks NYC annual benefit concert on tap for March 10th. The 6th annual fundraising extravaganza is back at the iconic Beacon Theatre after going virtual last year. Presented by The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the funds raised will benefit one of New York City’s most adored non-profit [...]
Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week
10 months ago

Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Try a little kindness: it's Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK WEEK). Everyone can always use a bit of uplifting, especially with so much ugliness in our world. We can't think of a better way to be Socially Sparked® than to cease the DAY! Did you know that being kind or nice to another is [...]
Sparks Ignite February Awareness Causes with Love
10 months ago

Sparks Ignite February Awareness Causes with Love

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FEBRUARY AWARENESS SPARKS Sparks ignite February awareness initiatives for many important health and social issues. It is the month for Love, Black History, Heart Disease, and Teen Dating Violence Awareness, to name a few. Holidays this month include Valentine's Day and President's Day. AWARENESS WEEKS this month bring us Burn Awareness Week (2/6-2/12); Random Acts [...]
Recovery and Remembrance Top the September Sparks
1 year ago

Recovery and Remembrance Top the September Sparks

By  •  Advocacy
Recovery and remembrance top the September sparks this year. It's also the month to raise awareness for suicide prevention, food safety, cancer and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Topping [...]
APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
2 years ago

APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, all adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted driving. Designated days include Earth Day, World Health Day and Walking Day, to name just a few. Here’s [...]
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans
2 years ago

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day sparks Americans with the annual observance of the lives lost in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Today Americans across the country honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago. President Bill Clinton declared [...]
November Awareness Causes Ignite the Giving Month
2 years ago

November Awareness Causes Ignite 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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Trend in Virtual Galas Continues for Arts Organizations
2 years ago

Trend in Virtual Galas Continues for Arts Organizations

The trend in virtual galas continues for performing arts organizations as pandemic protocols that include social distancing and capacity limits still rule the country. The latest company to enter …
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3 Day Virtual Music Fest  Hopes to Save Our Stages
2 years ago

3 Day Virtual Music Fest Hopes to Save Our Stages

Live Performance and our independent venues are in serious jeopardy and time is running out to save our stages. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) hopes to keep both alive …
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International Day of the Girl Sparks Future Change-Makers
2 years ago

International Day of the Girl Sparks Future Change-Makers

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This year's International Day of the Girl sparks empowering girls as change-makers for a better world. The theme for 2020 is "My Voice, Our Equal Future" which reimagines a better world inspired and led by adolescent girls, as part of the global Generation Equality movement. International Day of the Girl 2020 There are 1.1 billion [...]
Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!
2 years ago

Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!

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Sixty Counts: it's the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations-designated day spotlights age equality each October 1st. It offers everyone around the world an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions that older people make to society. Moreover, it raises awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. The [...]
Pandemic Forces Annual Viva Broadway Event Virtual to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
2 years ago

Pandemic Forces Annual Viva Broadway Event Virtual to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

The annual Viva Broadway event to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month will go on this Fall as a virtual digital concert. The pandemic continues to cause organizations to pivot their events, adding this event's presenters, The Broadway League and Playbill, to the list. ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices pivots virtual to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month Playbill [...]
9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week
2 years ago

9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week

This week's inspirational quote of the week stems from the 9/11 terrorist attack on America and the life lesson learned from that horrific day. This is one tragedy Americans will never forget and reminds us that life is short  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on [...]
Happy National Wildlife Day
2 years ago

Happy National Wildlife Day

Happy National Wildlife Day, which is held annually on September 4th. The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation. National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by Animal Behaviorist and Philanthropist Colleen Paige. The day was created to bring awareness and [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +
2 years ago

September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +

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September sparks awareness for suicide prevention, recovery, food safety, cancer, social distancing and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Number one on the list is the daily race to find [...]
Lady Gaga’s Inspiring Words: Quote of the Week
2 years ago

Lady Gaga’s Inspiring Words: Quote of the Week

Lady Gaga's inspiring words to believe in yourself is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. The award-winning diva's powerful message of encouragement comes at a time when our struggles and suffering are exemplified due to the pandemic. Lady Gaga's inspiring message during her VMAs acceptance speech "You can spin your struggles into gold, you [...]
Women’s Equality Day Yet Women Still Roar
2 years ago

Women’s Equality Day Yet Women Still Roar

Today is Women's Equality Day yet, women still roar for equality. This month marks the centennial of a women’s right to vote and nearly a half century since the declaration of the dedicated Day. While the women's movement has made gargantuan strides over the past 100 years, they are still roaring for equality. "I am [...]