About

Spark: a 4C4Equality Journal  is an open-access, peer-reviewed, annual journal that provides a community for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies to argue for the public and disciplinary value of their social justice pursuits. Such justice work may be localized within a public school, neighborhood, or campus, or as far-reaching as regional and international efforts. It may intersect with movements such as Black Lives Matter, or campaigns, such as Immigrant Rights. Ultimately, the work should speak to the power of intersectional and collaborative efforts at political change.

Unlike typical academic journals focused on narrow disciplinary arguments, Spark provides readers with an inside view of activism and community organizing being done by those in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies. Our goal is twofold: to support the contributor’s work by creating a network that can support and benefit from such work and to inspire readers to get involved in this work or to develop their own.

Spark is published by Working & Writing for Change/New City Community Press . It is also related to the collective work of 4C4Equality.