A day to speak out, push back, and ignite a movement for girls’ rights
to healthy sexuality and well-being.
8:30-10:15am SPARK Summit Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks: Geena Davis, Award-Winning Actress and Founder of the Institute on Gender in Media
Reel to Real
10:30-11:30 Lessons from the Field: What works, what gets in the way when we're trying to influence the media for the better, emphasizing the “whole girl”, positive sexuality and agency.
11:30-12:30 LUNCHTIME PLENARY – Numbers Don’t Lie!
Six prominent scientists from around the country share their latest research findings about the sexualization of girls in our culture and talk about how we can advocate for change armed with the facts!
12:30-1:30 PLENARY - Girl Activists Speak Out: Teen girls involved in various kinds of activist work tell it like it is.
1:30-2:30 Building a Movement: What we can learn from what works and doesn’t that we can apply to SPARK movement.
2:45-4:30 SPARK Summit Closing Ceremony
Video Report of the Day
Intervene in Halloween Fashion Show: A creative, scary, original response to sexualized Halloween costumes marketed to girls.
Check out the Full SPARK program
The SPARK Summit, the new social movement challenging the sexualization of girls and empowering them to become healthy, holistic leaders. As you know so well, wellbeing is predicated on creating the conditions for mind-body connections, as well as connections to one another through community, so we are grateful to be working with you toward this goal.