50 attend P4L Harriet Screening

Parenting for Liberation hosted a private screening of Harriet, where over 50 Black parents and children witnessed Harriet’s enduring courage, ingenuity and tenacity to not only free herself but over one thousand enslaved Africans.  The film was an inspiration for attendees to watch a small but mighty Cynthia Erivo as Harriet, wield her power--spiritual, legal, … Continue reading 50 attend P4L Harriet Screening

Courageous Caregiving

April 20, 2019: Black Love Convergence will explore how Black Love shapes our friendships, families, partnerships, communities, social justice movements, parenting, loving outside of the African diaspora, and our ability to strengthen alternatives to capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. Parenting for Liberation will hold space for conversations on Courageous Caregiving for Black Liberation in partnership with Dani … Continue reading Courageous Caregiving

Black Joy Experience Album with Johnaé Strong

This podcast is a great follow up to our last podcast which discussed healing justice, as we talk with Johnaé Strong--a black mommy of two: 6 yo Akeim and 2 yo Jari, educator and organizer dedicated to healing and liberation for all black people--about the Black Joy Experience album that was released by BYP100 in summer … Continue reading Black Joy Experience Album with Johnaé Strong

Build It, They Will Come: Building a Parenting for Liberation Community of Practice

Mother and Literacy Activist, Dr. Kim Parker, reached out to us via facebook messenger to connect about hosting a family gathering in Boston for folks raising Black boys entitled "Free, Whole, & Happy Black Boys." We had the pleasure of connecting with Dr. Kim virtually sharing tools and resources. She purchased of our our last … Continue reading Build It, They Will Come: Building a Parenting for Liberation Community of Practice

The Stress of Parenting While Black Can Take a Toll on Mental Health

Recently, the work of Parenting for Liberation has focused on Black parents healing from historical, intergenerational, and current traumas associated with "Parenting while Black." In this article, our collaborative partner, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, who was featured on our podcast, reflects on the mental health impact of raising Black children. Anxiety can cripple black parents. But it … Continue reading The Stress of Parenting While Black Can Take a Toll on Mental Health

Black History Read-Aloud “Lillian’s Right to Vote”

As we close out Black History Month, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, visited a local elementary school to do a read-along. Click watch the video of Trina reading Lillian's Right to Vote to a group of engaged 3rd graders: Read on for more about her experience: I spent months searching for the "perfect" book to … Continue reading Black History Read-Aloud “Lillian’s Right to Vote”

Raising Liberated Children Workshop with Incarcerated Women

We are so excited to partner with Just Detention International and Chicana Motherwork to bring "Raising Liberated Children" a 3-week workshop series for parents who want to learn about the impacts of intergenerational trauma and ways to overcome it by parenting ourselves and our children to be healthy and free to incarcerated women. Artwork: Intergalactic Conspiracies of Childcare Collectives.

Black Family Conference

On September 16, Parenting for Liberation attended the 5th Annual Black Family Conference, hosted by Awaken the Greatness Foundation. According to their website, The annual Black Family Conferences' purpose is to: create synergy between families, local businesses, key influencers and service providers through an educational and entertaining platform. At the conference, children were provided free … Continue reading Black Family Conference

Let Black Kids Just Be Kids

"That’s why we must create a future in which children of color are not disproportionately caught up in the criminal justice system, a world in which a black 17-year-old can wear a hoodie without being assumed to be a criminal. Creating that social change, however, has proved difficult. And that’s partly because the concept of … Continue reading Let Black Kids Just Be Kids