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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
2 years ago

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Celebrating at a social distance is the order of the day this year due to the global pandemic that is disrupting our lives. Parades around the world may be cancelled and bars and restaurants are closing by the day. So how do we celebrate the March holiday in 2020 and remain [...]
Lead by Your Dreams: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
2 years ago

Lead by Your Dreams: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Lead by your dreams is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. While the world faces a global pandemic of the corona virus and more countries lock down, we take pause to  remind everyone of one thing this global apocalypse can not disrupt -- Our Dreams and Hopes. Cancel everything is one approach that the [...]
Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March
2 years ago

Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March

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The world is saluting International Women's Day (IWD) every day of the week in March. Today is the official global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The 2020 campaign theme is Each for Equal. WHY WOMEN ROAR [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives
2 years ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives

Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked® our lives in so many ways and continue to do so. An iconic snack food of pop culture deserves the spotlight, so on behalf of National Cheese Doodle Day, we've tweaked our past feature. Here's a little background on the history of the curly cheese snack. Invented in the 1950s by [...]
World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations
2 years ago

World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations

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World Wildlife Day takes place annually on March 3rd and sparks global celebrations and UN events stressing the 2020 theme of “Sustaining all life on Earth." Wild animal and plant species are an important and essential component of biodiversity and their importance to people, especially those who live closest to nature and depend on them [...]
Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign
2 years ago

Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign

“Billy never idles, Billy never idles” chants legendary Rocker Billy Idol, who lends his name to NYC in a new campaign to prevent air pollution. NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Idol announced the “The War on Idling” campaign at a rally in front of City Hall this week. The environmental initiative will run throughout the [...]
March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
2 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 [...]
L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week
2 years ago

L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week

L'aissez les bon temps roulez is the Socially Sparked® quote of the week. Mardi Gras 2020 is in high gear through this coming Tuesday, February 25th. Known as Fat Tuesday -- this fitting expression truly captures the essence of one that is Socially Sparked! Through my travels to New Orleans over the last few weeks, I [...]
This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me
2 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
2 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 -- [...]
Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week
2 years 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 [...]
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 [...]
Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020
2 years ago

Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020

Twofers return as NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020 begins. From February 10th thru February 23rd, theatre lovers -- New Yorkers and visitors alike -- can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- two for one tickets. The twice-yearly program celebrates live theatre at its most spontaneous and intimate. The 11th [...]
Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts
2 years ago

Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts

Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day with five trivia facts that Socially Sparked® our lives. Every first Friday in February you can find children and adults alike chewing gum and blowing large bubbles for a great cause – fundraising for schools. Bubble Gum Day encourages philanthropy in children and allows the schools to support a charity [...]
Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change
2 years ago

Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change

This year’s pricey Super Bowl Ad spots did not deter some brands to advertise their social responsibility messages for social change. The ad spots came at the high price of $5.6 million dollars, and that’s just for a thirty second spot! Yet, social justice messages flooded the Big Game’s Ads in 2020 reflective of the [...]
Twenty World Cancer Day Sparks for 20th Anniversary
2 years ago

Twenty World Cancer Day Sparks for 20th Anniversary

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Cancer and its far and wide reach has Socially Sparked® our lives in both, positive and negative ways. In honor of Word Cancer Day's 20th Anniversary we share twenty sparks on world cancer you should know. WORLD CANCER DAY is a campaign built to resonate, inspire change and mobilize action long after the day has [...]
Fabulous February Sparks Awareness with Love
2 years ago

Fabulous February Sparks Awareness with Love

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FABULOUS FEBRUARY AWARENESS Fabulous February sparks awareness initiatives for many important health and social issues. It is the month for Love, Black History, Heart Disease, Cancer and Teen Dating Violence Awareness, to name a few. Holidays this month include Valentines Day and President's Day. AWARENESS WEEKS this month bring us Burn Awareness Week (2/2-2/8); Random Acts [...]
The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots
2 years ago

The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots

The ultimate music love-in fest is full of roots and called Folk Alliance International. This year in New Orleans, the music conference opened with a clear theme defining what Folk Music is all about and why it’s Socially Sparked® our lives. It’s all about the roots of people and place as the 32nd annual Folk [...]
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 [...]
Remembering Legendary Bassist Jim Rodford (1941-2018)
2 years ago

Remembering Legendary Bassist Jim Rodford (1941-2018)

EPILOGUE Remembering the legendary bassist Jim Rodford today. Jim Rodford died on January 20, 2018, months after our Socially Sparked® Spotlight Interview was first published for Father's Day 2017. His death was sudden due to a fall down the stairs; days after a performance. Socially Sparked News spotlight feature with the legendary bassist for The Zombies, [...]