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”
We are so happy to talk to Jamia Wilson, author of "Young, Gifted & Black," a newly published Black children's literature book. In this interview we dig into this incredible book that highlights 52 Black heroes across the diaspora. In the welcome letter the book is described as a love letter to our ancestors … Continue reading Interview with Jamia Wilson, Author of “Young, Gifted & Black”
On the heels of Thanksgiving (aka Thanks-taking), we had the pleasure of catching up with long time friend (see photos of our sisterhood-motherhood below), Professor Tiffany Lanoix to break down how to talk to Black children about colonialism and other -isms as they intersect and impact the parenting for Black children. In this podcast Professor … Continue reading Colonialism & other -Isms With Prof Tiffany Lanoix
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
While participating in a California Network Weaver Lab, we had the opportunity to chat with Dia Penning, live from Earth Rise Retreat Center, about liberated schools and liberated discipline practices. #parentingforliberation visit us at http://www.parentingforliberation.org About Dia Penning Dia Penning is an Inclusion Facilitator, Yin Yoga Instructor, and founder of the Equity Collective. She has … Continue reading Interview with Dia Penning: Selecting a Liberated School
"Which begs the question: Does it make sense to impose the harshest treatments on the most challenging kids? And are we treating chronically misbehaving children as though they don't want to behave, when in many cases they simply can't?" read Mother Jones article, "What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong"
Yesterday, I went through my second-graders folder as I do daily to review his homework, and sign my initials on his daily agenda. In his folder, I'm shocked to find a copy of a form with a personal note written asking me to sign and return the form. My eyes zoom in on the checked box … Continue reading Second-Grader in Detention? Not my Son!
Parenting for Liberation is excited to share our new Story Workbook. This workbook is a compilation of stories collected from the podcast interview transcripts of Parenting for Liberation. Accompanying each story are “Liberated Parenting Strategies” and “Shift from Fear to Liberation.” Both the strategies and shifts are an invitation to parents to reflect and … Continue reading Story Workbook for Sale!
We had the honor of interviewing Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho who recently launched Black Activist Mothering. Jacqueline performs #BlackActivistMothering as a conceptual framework that is a capturing and both shedding of what it means to be a black mother who engages problems of practice unfolding in urban school settings as community work. A #BlackActivistMother herself, Jacqueline has been trailblazing … Continue reading Black Activist Mothering
While dealing with the limiting and dehumanizing, rigid school district policies regarding my own son, it was refreshing to be in conversation with a dynamic African American educator who's started her own school which is a site of liberation--where the student's passions and interests are that which guide the learnings in the school (as opposed to some … Continue reading The Life School: Where #Blerds Thrive. Interview with Mikala Streeter on Alternative Educational Environments