Interview with Dia Penning: Selecting a Liberated School

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

Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children

Founder, Trina Greene Brown, was invited as a guest speaker on Raising Race Conscious Children's first podcast. In this conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup a researcher who's work highlights colorblindness and the need to talk to young children about race, our founder shared the impact of colorblindness on Black families (@ 40:00). Click Here to listen to the … Continue reading Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children

Black Activist Mothering

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

The Life School: Where #Blerds Thrive. Interview with Mikala Streeter on Alternative Educational Environments

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

Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work

During our discussion with Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work, we explore: 1. being a parent in academia and the organizing taking place on campuses throughout Los Angeles and Chicana M(other)work 2. anti-blackness in brown communities including personal experiences with colorism and internalized oppression 3. the victim blaming of local state-violence victim Jesse Romero (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/08/10/boyle-heights-deadly-officer-involved-shooting/) 4. … Continue reading Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work

Kitchen Convos with Kids (cooking up discussions about racism and stereotypes)

I've heard many parents ask, how do I talk to my kids about racism--well sometimes it isn't the parents leading the discussion. In this candid convos with my kid while cooking dinner, my step daughter and I were just talking as usual--she calls it "History 101" learning about "Racism" and "Stereotypes" and the discussion turned … Continue reading Kitchen Convos with Kids (cooking up discussions about racism and stereotypes)

Raising Knowledgeable (Socially, Spiritually, Culturally, Globally) Black Children

We had the honor of chatting with Monalisa Oluko Diallo--mother, educator, activist from Baltimore who has raised 3 children. During our exchange, she reflects on her experiences as a child experiencing blatant, overt racism in early education--and used that experience to inform her own parenting choices. She shares amazing tips on how to raise knowledgeable, … Continue reading Raising Knowledgeable (Socially, Spiritually, Culturally, Globally) Black Children

Revolutionary Mothering: Interview with Mai’a Williams

The week before Mother's Day I participated in a book panel, community discussion, and book signing with 'Revolutionary Mothering' editors Ma'ia Williams and China Martens, writer Fabiola Sandoval, and AF3IRM organizer Faith Santilla, hosted by AFI3RM Los Angeles. During the Q&A session, I waited until the last chance, reluctantly raised my hand, and shared my struggle with … Continue reading Revolutionary Mothering: Interview with Mai’a Williams

What is Parenting for Liberation? An Interview with KUCR 88.3 FM

This week we had the privilege and honor of being interviewed to talk about this site, Parenting For Liberation. The original interview was aired on the show, The D Report, featured topic, "Parenting for Liberation conversation with Trina Greene-Brown" on KUCR 88.3 FM. The show was simultaneously streamed online on http://www.kucr.org. With the show's host and producer Daniel, we … Continue reading What is Parenting for Liberation? An Interview with KUCR 88.3 FM