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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!

Music’s Political and Social Impact
2 years ago

Music’s Political and Social Impact

Music’s political and social impact penetrates loudly today as it has in years past. Recent conversations coming out of this month's Mondo.NYC music and tech conference echo this philosophy at heightened decimal levels. "Music has the ability to shape perceptions among what is visible, thinkable and understandable," -- Rev. Al Sharpton MUSIC & POLITICS: A [...]
Purple Sparks Everywhere Honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth
2 years ago

Purple Sparks Everywhere Honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth

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We celebrate Spirit Day 2020 with a Throwback Thursday feature in honor of its 10th anniversary. Purple sparks are everywhere honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ youth. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual awareness day.  It began in 2010 as a response to high-profile bullying-related suicides of gay schoolers. Spirit Day is held annually [...]
Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month
2 years ago

Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Autumn sparks the annual Hispanic Heritage Month! It's that time of year where we recognize the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Every September 15th to October 15th we celebrate their heritage and culture. Every year since 1968 from September 15th thru October 15th we celebrate Hispanic and Latino [...]
World Humanitarian Day 2019 Honors Women Heroes
2 years ago

World Humanitarian Day 2019 Honors Women Heroes

World Humanitarian Day 2019 honors women heroes. The International Day is held each year on August 19th to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. The day focuses on the unsung heroes who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities in some of [...]
Global Conversations for a Better World Intensify During UN Week
3 years ago

Global Conversations for a Better World Intensify During UN Week

Global conversations for a better world intensify this week as a variety of activities surrounding UN Week and the 73rd United Nations General Assembly take place in New York City -- all with one common goal in mind — The 17 Global Goals (SDGs). UN Week, a/k/a Global Goals Week runs from September 22nd thru [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Cancers, Food Safety +
3 years ago

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

September sparks awareness for suicide, cancers, food safety 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. Here are highlights for September. NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH: Held every September, the month is [...]
June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More
3 years ago

June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More

June sun shines awareness on Safety, LGBTQ Pride, the Environment, Summerfests and more worthwhile causes and fun events. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers, Hunger and festivals galore. Here are five top June Events to know. IN THE SUNLIGHT >NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH -- Every June, the National Safety Council [...]
Happy Memorial Day
3 years ago

Happy Memorial Day

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week
3 years ago

Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week

The Socially Sparked Quote of the Week comes from outspoken activist Harvey Milk. The visionary civil and human rights leader firmly believed that dialogue played a crucial role in breaking down prejudices. In honor of this week’s celebrations for Cultural Diversity of Dialogue and the birthday of the late Harvey Milk, we highlight one of [...]
World Press Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary
3 years ago

World Press Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary

World Press Freedom Day celebrates its 25th anniversary today, May 3rd. A free and open press is essential to the balance of power around the world and the public's right to be informed. Since its inception by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, freedom of the press has expanded to now include freedom of [...]
Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide
3 years ago

Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide

International Jazz Day closes April Sparks with celebrations in over 190 countries from around the world. This year's global host city is St. Petersberg, Russia, which will lead the festivities with a series of educational and outreach programs that culminate in an all-star global concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre. The concert will be streamed [...]
Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week
3 years ago

Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week

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Good Deeds Day sparks Volunteer Week April 15th thru April 21st. The global celebration unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. On April 15th, hundreds of thousands plan to participate in the Day by doing something good to improve the lives of others [...]
Twenty Two Thousand Opioid Pills on the Wall
3 years ago

Twenty Two Thousand Opioid Pills on the Wall

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Twenty two thousand pills on the wall make up the Opioid Memorial heading to Washington, DC Thursday, April 12th thru April 18th. Using art as a catalyst for awareness, education and social change . each pill is carved with a face to represent the 22,000 victims lost in 2015 to prescription opioid overdose. Prescribed to [...]
Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm
3 years ago

Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm

Closing the gender wage gap by social media storm happens today on Equal Pay Day. That's what advocates for equal pay nationwide hope to accomplish via organized Time For Transparency Chats on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Equal Pay Day is held annually on the second Tuesday in April. It's the approximate day the typical [...]
Marching for The King 50 Years Later: MLK50
3 years ago

Marching for The King 50 Years Later: MLK50

Marching for the King 50 years later to commemorate a hero of social justice takes on new meaning and energy in 2018. Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 years after his violent assassination at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. Nearly 100,000 people across the globe will be [...]
APRIL SPARKS SPOTLIGHT ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
3 years ago

APRIL SPARKS SPOTLIGHT ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

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April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives. 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 a topline of April’s finest. NATIONAL POETRY [...]
Routing Safer Roadways Via Nationwide Distracted Driving Laws
3 years ago

Routing Safer Roadways Via Nationwide Distracted Driving Laws

Routing safer roadways via nationwide distracted driving laws is one solution that addresses the thousands of unnecessary fatalities and injuries that occur each year. The advent of technology in the form of a new prevention app is another. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on legislators to create [...]
Taking Gun Control Issue to the Streets
4 years ago

Taking Gun Control Issue to the Streets

Taking the gun control issue to the streets to affect change. That's what the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School are doing on Saturday, March 24th at March For Our Lives in Washington, DC. Millions of their peers, families, kids and advocates will be joining them in cities and towns across the country and [...]
Dreams & Sleep: Quote of the Week by William Shakespeare
4 years ago

Dreams & Sleep: Quote of the Week by William Shakespeare

Dreams & Sleep: the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by playwright William Shakespeare from The Tempest. Our lives are Socially Sparked daily by our dreams. According to the National Sleep Foundation™ (NSF) it is very important to get a good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. [...]