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Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
10 months ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Remembering John Lennon 40 years later. (1940 - 1980). Forty years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to senseless 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 [...]
Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?
1 year ago

Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?

Can a smile soothe the nation's angst on social issues? Our Quote of the Week is from the late actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller ((July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012). The escalating gun violence, looting and bent-up anger around the country desperately needs an outlet.  Laughter and a smile is a good place to [...]
June Sparks Pride, Safety, Environment and More
1 year ago

June Sparks Pride, Safety, Environment and More

By  •  Advocacy
June sparks awareness for LGBT Pride, Safety, Gun Violence, the Environment and a host of summertime fun. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, many of our awareness and summer fun celebrations are now virtual. The colorful month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of [...]
America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day
2 years ago

America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day

By  •  Advocacy
America honors its Presidents past and present today on the annual federal holiday of Presidents Day. Each of the US Presidents has Socially Sparked® Americans' lives in various ways. We highlight the four Presidents slain by gun violence as a reminder there's still much work to be done to safeguard all Americans, young and old. [...]
GUN VIOLENCE TRAGEDY SPARKS MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE
2 years ago

GUN VIOLENCE TRAGEDY SPARKS MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE

It took just six minutes two years ago for 17 students and staff to be murdered at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The impact of this senseless gun violence tragedy reverberated across the Nation and sparked a movement to end gun violence. The country and the world will never forget what [...]
Celebrating The King in The New Decade
2 years ago

Celebrating The King in The New Decade

Celebrating the King in the new decade to commemorate a hero of social justice takes on an urgency and a renewed energy in 2020. Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 52 years after his violent assassination at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. REWIND TO MLK50 Courtesy of the [...]
Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week
2 years ago

Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week

Make music more intensely and more beautifully as a response to violence is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week by American Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein has Socially Sparked® the world over. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim as a composer, conductor, author, educator, [...]
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 [...]
Albert Einstein on Hope: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
4 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. [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940 – 1980
5 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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