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It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality
5 months ago

It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality

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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 and if and when they choose to reproduce. A CENTURY LATER, WOMEN MUST ROAR LOUDER for EQUALITY! A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW! The hit song [...]
SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL
10 months ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL

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April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, some still 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. [...]
March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
11 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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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 [...]
Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
2 years ago

Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

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The nation is celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage and the women's right to vote in countless ways. Webinars, blogs, podcasts, zoom panels, and virtual events are the new norm for all planned festivities as we continue to pivot to all things virtual due to the pandemic. You Can't Keep A Good Women or a [...]
March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
3 years ago

March Sparks Ignite 4 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 Women's History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote.” The theme honors "the brave [...]
This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me
3 years ago

This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me

Folk singer songwriter Woody Guthrie’s legendary song ‘This Land Is Your Land’ is still made for you and me as the anthem turns 80 on February 23rd. The folk hero and his timeless song have Socially Sparked® our lives since 1940. There have been many renditions over the decades of Woody’s unofficial classic anthem since [...]
Social Justice Day Focuses on Closing Inequalities Gap
3 years ago

Social Justice Day Focuses on Closing Inequalities Gap

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Today is World Social Justice Day and this year's focus is on closing the inequalities gap. An ever increasing recurring chant -- equality as a whole is a key focus around the globe. In this new decade of social justice, people and organizations around the globe continue to speak up and advocate for equality -- [...]
United They Roar for Women’s Equality +
3 years ago

United They Roar for Women’s Equality +

New decade brings new energy and unity to The Women's March as they rise up and roar in solidarity for their rights. Women around the country and across the globe bonded together to rise up and roar for women's reproductive rights, climate justice and immigration rights. The underlying chant was to get out and vote [...]
Six Oscar Nominee Facts that Socially Sparked
3 years ago

Six Oscar Nominee Facts that Socially Sparked

Six Oscar® Nominee facts that Socially Sparked® and a few that had the adverse effect. The Academy Awards® reveals this year's nominees with a few firsts and historical statistics. Yet, when it comes to the main categories, there is an obvious regression in all their 2018 progress towards leveling the playing field in Diversity and [...]
Dawning of a New Decade of Social Justice
3 years ago

Dawning of a New Decade of Social Justice

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The Dawning of a new decade of social justice begins with January. The month stands for social justice around the globe. The new Decade holds exciting  promise for societal issues that prominently took center stage and Socially Sparked® our lives over the last few years. Equality, immigration, human rights, #metoo, black lives matter, climate change, [...]
December 10th Shines Blue for Human Rights Day
3 years ago

December 10th Shines Blue for Human Rights Day

December 10th shines blue for International Human Rights Day. The observance is held annually across the globe to mark the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s theme is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights” -- chosen by the United Nations High Commissioner for [...]
LGBT History Month Sparks
3 years ago

LGBT History Month Sparks

LGBT History Month sparks this October. The annual month stresses the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history. According to the creators of this annual campaign, the LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public [...]
Music’s Political and Social Impact
3 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 [...]
Hopes, Dreams and The Band’s Visit Shine Brightest: 2018 Tony Awards 2018 Tony Awards
5 years ago

Hopes, Dreams and The Band’s Visit Shine Brightest: 2018 Tony Awards 2018 Tony Awards

Hopes, dreams and The Band's Visit were the biggest winners of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. The brightest moments of Broadway's biggest night came from the presenters, performers, and winning speeches -- all touching on hope, dreams and some of society’s most pressing issues as Equality, Diversity, LGBTQ, Immigration and Bullying. Tony co-hosts Josh Groban [...]
Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week
5 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 [...]
On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week
5 years ago

On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week

On Harmony by jazz impresario Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) is this week's Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Known as one of the most influential producers of the 20th century jazz scene, Granz is equally recognized for his activism for civil rights and equality within the industry and beyond. "Jazz is America's own. It [...]
APRIL SPARKS SPOTLIGHT ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
5 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 [...]
Albert Einstein on Hope: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
5 years ago

Albert Einstein on Hope: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Albert Einstein's words on hope are the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. The pre-eminent scientist of the modern age, Albert Einstein (1874 - 1955) was also known as a philosopher and humanist interested in and concerned about global issues. His words about 'hope' stand the test of time and have Socially Sparked® our lives. [...]
Five Socially Sparked Oscar Nominee Facts to Know
5 years ago

Five Socially Sparked Oscar Nominee Facts to Know

Five Socially Sparked® Oscar® Nominee facts you should know. The Academy Awards® reveals this year's nominees with Diversity and Equality ever present. The Shape of Water leads the list at 13 nods, with Three Billboards right behind. Here are our five takes on the 2018 Oscar nominees. FIVE SOCIALLY SPARKED OSCAR NOMINEE FACTS 1. BEST [...]