Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed, middle-state journal for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies. Such activist 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 activism addressed in the journal should speak to the power of intersectional and collaborative efforts at political change.
Unlike academic journals focused on narrow disciplinary arguments, Spark provides readers with an inside view of activism and community organizing. Our goal is manifold: to support our contributors by drawing attention to their work, to embolden readers doing similar work, and to encourage others to consider the activist dimensions of their service, teaching, and scholarship.