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This Black History Month theme we've been reflecting on the many ways of "Raising Black Futures". In the latest podcast episode, Trina chats with Ashley Aaron, Director of Community Arts at Museum of Children's Art, about how we can empower our children to be their most liberated selves through art and creative-expression. Ashley curated a … Continue reading Raising & Reading Black Futures
Ignacio Rivera from @HealtoEnd shares many gems about creating a culture of consent through everyday conversations and question-asking that cultivate our children’s voice.
Celebrating 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 with Affirmations for our Children and our Inner Child. We invite you to speak these words aloud and speak life in your children and to the parts of yourself that needed to hear these words as a child. Healing our inner child is tied to raising liberated children. You are loved! Affirmations … Continue reading Black Love Affirmations
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
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
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
Mother of Black boy, Professor Nicole Fleetwood raising questions that many Black parents hold in their breath in her article, Raising a Black Boy Not to be Afraid: “I have agonized over this for years: How do I prepare him without paralyzing him with the fear of white people’s paranoia? How much do I … Continue reading Raising a Black Boy to Not be Afraid
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
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