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SPARKing Change in Portland: SPARK Summit 2011

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by Carly Seedall On Saturday October the 30th, I opened the door to St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon, with nothing in my hands except a journal and an open mind. As I strolled into the school, I was greeted by what seemed like hundreds of girls of all ages, each of their faces adorned [...]

Coming soon: SPARK Summit Portland!

The first SPARK Summit in New York City was a force to be reckoned with: hundreds of girls, activists, and educators shared  the same space and called for an end to the sexualization of girls and women in media. We’re so proud of everyone who helped make our first summit a success, and we’re THRILLED [...]

SPARKit with PBG!

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  The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about things that really matter to us, we can teach other people–grownups, boys, girls all across the world–a new way of thinking about issues like gender stereotypes, discrimination, and [...]

Take the SPARK Pledge!

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At the SPARK Summit, emcee Amber Madison, led the audience in pledge to take sexy back. This end-of-the-day action united all participants and reinforced a shared commitment to stopping the sexualization of girls in the media. For your new year’s resolution make it your goal to take action. Small, everyday actions can lead to BIG Movements! [...]

Video Highlights from the SPARK Summit

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Not sure what SPARK is? Take a look ar the highlights from the SPARK Summit. If you are looking for a supportive and active community dedicated to stopping the sexualization of girls, then look no further. SPARK welcomes both new partner organizations and individual allies. Are you ready to take action, resist negative media images/messages, or share your knowledge and experience? To [...]

More than a T-Shirt

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PBG (that’s Powered By Girl) and Projection offer girls and their allies a way to talk back to sexism, stereotypes, and sexualization in our media. Find you pics from the SPARK Summit.