Jamia Wilson, Vice President of Programs at the Women's Media Center says, "The sexualization of girls in the media does not have to be normalized. Girls deserve alternatives to a hyper-sexualized media landscape, and SPARK will make space for girls to proactively create solutions to the problem." MTV personality Amber Madison will host the event, and activists like feminist organizer Shelby Knox, Reality Bites Back author and media critic Jennifer Pozner, and Yes Means Yes author Jaclyn Friedman will also participate in the Summit.
Featuring a Halloween fashion show, videos, workshops, panels, action stations, networking, performances, and a virtual summit livestreaming from www.sparksummit.com, SPARK will foster a community that grows on- and off-line. By empowering girl activists, SPARK will launch a movement for girls' rights to healthy sexuality that will continue beyond the October 22nd Summit.
When: Fri, Oct. 22nd from 9am - 4pm
Where: Hunter College, NYC
The SPARKSummit Leadership Committee comprises Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Ms. Foundation, Hunter College, Isis, ASAP Initiative, Women's Media Center, and True Child. To see our other partners, please visit our website.