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Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week
1 year 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 [...]
Gangstagrass Front Man Rench’ Top Socially Sparked Moments
2 years ago

Gangstagrass Front Man Rench’ Top Socially Sparked Moments

Gangstagrass front man Rench reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Emmy-nominated, Billboard Charting, singer/songwriter and activist, Rench -- also known as the producer and front man for bluegrass/hiphop ensemble Gangstagrass - has had [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
2 years ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Rembering John_Lennon today 1940 - 1980. Thirty seven years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to gun violence, when he was brutally shot and killed in front of his residence at The Dakota in New York City. John Lennon, 1940 - 1980. Photo taken off of the [...]
16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence
2 years ago

16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

By  •  Advocacy
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a campaign that aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. The campaign runs from November 25th (International Day for the Elimination pf Violence Against Women and Girls) to December 10th (Human Rights Day). The theme of the 2017 campaign is [...]
Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops
2 years ago

Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops

Who Let The Dogs Out? Chicago has let the dogs out hailing its fallen cops with more than 100 fiberglass German Shepherd police dog statues. The 4 ½-foot-tall hand-painted dogs are standing guard on the famed Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) and vicinity as part of the K-9s for Cops public art installation. Launched by the [...]
Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism
2 years ago

Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism

By  •  Music, Advocacy
The Home Ground anti-war album project sparks Retro Activism this week thanks to the efforts of Dutch composer, arranger and musician Stephen Emmer with the album release. In a world constantly in conflict over land, religion and race, the Home Ground Project aims to raise the global consciousness by resurrecting a lost musical genre of [...]
Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity
2 years ago

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity. "Empathy plus action equals solidarity" -- Billy Bragg, musician, singer/songwriter, grassroots political activist That was a recurring theme from singer/songwriter and grassroots activist Billy Bragg during a Keynote Speech last week at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Billy Bragg Ignites The Folk Alliance Conference with impassioned keynote speech [...]
Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity
2 years ago

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity

Empathy plus action equals solidarity is the Socially Sparked quote of the week.

“Empathy plus action equals solidarity” — Billy Bragg, musician, singer/songwriter, grassroots political activist

Activism is the …
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Happy Holidays from Socially Sparked News
3 years ago

Happy Holidays from Socially Sparked News

By  •  Advocacy

Happy Holidays from our Sparks to Yours. SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS, Real News Driven by Sparks covers the people, places and causes who Socially Spark our lives in the worlds of …
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Remembering John Lennon 1940 – 1980
3 years ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940 – 1980

Rembering John Lennon today 1940 – 1980. Thirty six years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost this music legend to gun violence, when he was brutally shot …
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“What the Nation Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love”
3 years ago

“What the Nation Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love”

By  •  Advocacy

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”  — Hal David

The lyrics …
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November Awareness Months: Show Your Love
3 years ago

November Awareness Months: Show Your Love

By  •  Advocacy
November is host to a slew of wonderful health awareness month observances as well as some very worthy causes. A few of these include national National Novel Writing Month; Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month; National Family Caregiver’s Month; Adaption Awareness Month; American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month and National Diabetes Awareness Month. You can find more observances [...]
Oh Baby, Baby it’s a Wild World
3 years ago

Oh Baby, Baby it’s a Wild World

By  •  Advocacy

Buzz words and mottos as 2030 Now and Global Citizen; social issues as Climate Change, Global Poverty and Gender Equality, and music as activism were front and center all last …
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