About Founder

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Trina Greene Brown is a proud Black-feminist Mama-activist of two. She founded Parenting for Liberation for parents of Black children to envision a world where our children are free to be their most liberated selves. Recently, she joined the Resonance Network where she is a network weaver, leading, catalyzing and cultivating cross-movement partnerships and collaborations that are both proactive and leverage emergent opportunities. Simultaneously, Trina is a core faculty member for Move to End Violence, wherein she engages leaders within the violence against women’s movement to build an inclusive gender and racial justice movement by fostering deep, authentic relationships in beloved community. She was recently named 2017 Black Feminist Rising by Black Women’s Blueprint.

Very media and communications savvy, as the former Outreach and Engagement Manager at Move to End Violence, a ten-year initiative of the NoVo Foundation, she led the programs critical mass building efforts. She also served as a Director for the YMCA, incorporating violence prevention education focusing on resiliency in the Department of Youth Development. Formerly a Manager at Peace Over Violence, a social service agency dedicated to the elimination of sexual and domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal violence, Trina co-authored a female empowerment curriculum, Be Strong: From The Inside Out and contributed to the second revision of In Touch With Teens, a nationally recognized relationship violence prevention curriculum. She is the proud to co-parent of two African American children, whom she raises with her husband in California to reach for the stars.

Board Experience:

Board Member, A Long Walk Home

Awards

Black Feminist Rising, Black Women’s Blueprint

Movement Maker, Move to End Violence, Novo Foundation

National Scholar, Consortium of Information & Telecommunication Executives

Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar, UCLA

Education

Master of Arts in Communication Studies, California State University, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Minor in African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Trainings

Director’s Training, Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity (BOLD)

Direct Action Organizing, Midwest Academy

Rockwood Art of Leadership 2012, Advocacy Institute, Violence Prevention Coalition

Crisis Intervention Counselor/24 Hour Hotline, CA Emergency Services

Violence Prevention Specialist, Peace Over Violence

Connect with our founder via email: parentingforliberation@gmail.com

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