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For our next Community Care session on April 19th, we are so honored to be in partnership with B. Anderson to hold space for Black parents. B. will lead us in collective sacred virtual altar building space for Black parents to reaffirm the ways that we care for ourselves and our babies.
B. Anderson, (they/them), is somatic music therapy practitioner, plant medicine steward/herbalist, mediation teacher, mediator, ritual leader and community organizer. B. calls up the traditions, legacies and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis. B. Anderson is the founder and steward of Song of the Spirit (@songofthespiritinstitute), a community based institute in service of keeping alive the wisdom traditions of the African and Indigenous diaspora.
We are partnering with our dear friend Jamia Wilson, a talented author, to curate a space that centers Black children by offering to read from her two incredible books “Young, Gifted and Black” & “Big Ideas for Young Thinkers.” Join us with your little ones (or just set them in front of the tablet/laptop/phone and let us keep them entertained with stories about great revolutionary Black leaders. Children will engage in songs, activities, and Q&A. We hope they leave the call knowing that they are Young, Gifted, and Black!
Parenting for Liberation is hosting a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to honor and celebrate the African American cultural holiday. The event would focus on the history, teaching, and celebration of Kwanzaa—and provide Black families with the info and materials to practice Kwanzaa at home once it begins on Dec 26-Jan 1. We are hoping to bring together about 150 Black families for African drumming, African dancing, kids arts and crafts activities, vendors, food and more. RSVP bit.ly/PreKwanzaa
November 25: Parenting for Liberation will partner with SISTERcircle for a “Day-of-Service” to join with parents, teachers and students for a day of working the earth with our hands, working together, and planting roots that will grow and flower for many years to come. Following the tree-planting, Parenting for Liberation is hosting a brunch with local parents. Together we will have an exchange and dialogue with local parents about Parenting Across the Diaspora
November 11, 2019: Free Private Screening of “Harriet”
This Veteran’s Day, Parenting for Liberation is inviting 60 Black folks to view the 2019 American biopic about one of American’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman! We want Black families to come together to celebrate the legacy of her strength, courage and tenacity freeing herself and hundreds of slaves.
More info available at: Bit.ly/P4LHarriet
In partnership with Thomas Riley High School of LAUSD, Parenting for Liberation is hosting a 3-week parenting workshop series for young Mamas who want to liberate themselves and learn new ways to parent their children to be healthy, happy, and free. Using storytelling and art-making as a way for them to tell their own stories—past, present, and future—and explore how their lived experiences can become powerful pathways for healing and liberation.
July 14, 2019: Pleasure & Parenting
Parenting for Liberation cohosted a talk with Dani McClain & adrienne maree brown. Join these authors in conversation around the pleasures of parenting, the labor of love and what we generate in liberated relationship. The Underground Museum (3508 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018), In the Garden
More info available at: Bit.ly/daniadrienne
May 26, 2019: Black Mama Magic: Mothering Ourselves
Calling liberated Black Mamas to join us for an intimate space to celebrate one another. Come out to connect, build community, cultivate collective care, & sprinkle one another with our magic! Register: http://bit.ly/P4LBlackMamaMagic
May 8-10, 2019: Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City. Parenting for Liberation will participate in a 3-day workshop, parents of children with mental health conditions will conceive and create digital stories about navigating school struggles.
Trina Greene Brown, Parenting for Liberation Founder and Executive Director, wrote a piece for the newly released Chicana Motherwork Anthology. This anthology is a call to action for justice. Contributions are both theoretical and epistemological, and they offer an understanding of motherwork through Chicana and Women of Color experiences.
Join Trina and six of her fellow contributors for a reading and discussion of the anthology on Friday April 12th from 11am-1pm at California State Dominguez Hill Loker Student Union Ballroom B. More details on the flyer.
April 9 – April 12: A unique parent training in the Watts/Willowbrook area to build skills for community leadership.
Learn how to how to lead a focus group and interview community members while earning up to $200 for your participation.
Call Jessica for more information: 818-300-9330
April 27, 2019: Parenting for Liberation’s founder, Trina Greene Brown, is a faculty for Mama’s University in partnership with Mothering Justice. Mama’s University offers a holistic approach to developing women leaders. Women do not lead single issue lives and in order to build an activist mother it requires addressing all of her relationship issues, including her relationship with herself, her family and most importantly, her relationship with power. To register for this online space for mamas of color by women of color complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/BiDIE08xsG1LcZg93
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 McClain, Click here to learn more.
February 17, 2019: Parenting for Liberation will host our first retreat and listening session for Black parents – Self-Care Sunday – on Sunday February 17, 2019 from 10am-4pm in Long Beach, CA.
We see Self-Care Sunday as a retreat space for Black parents to connect with one another while sharing candid stories & experiences and engaging while partaking in self-care & healing practices. Through this gathering, we hope to hear from you about how Black parents are navigating systemic racism while simultaneously practicing liberation in their homes. In addition to getting some much-deserved self-care, your input will provide Parenting for Liberation with information that will inform our three-year strategic plan.
November 13, 2018: On Being Michelle Obama spoke about her parents, her childhood and being raised to have a voice. She spoke candidly about her experience with infertility (we gotta talk more about that). She spoke about the role of her mother (a strong black mother who quietly advocated and maneuvered things behind the scenes with grace and ease) and her father (who worked tirelessly while living with a disability and the role of her father in treating her to equal to her brothers which made her a strong woman).
November 11, 2018: Parenting for Liberation attended “Feast of Resistance” hosted by Kids 4 Freedom & Justice crew in Los Angeles to counter thanks-taking. Kids for Freedom & Justice is a space for kids of color to learn and share practices of liberation.
November 8-9, 2018: Parenting for Liberation attended Facing Race Conference attending sessions on decolonizing motherhood and wee the people engaging young children in social justice. This installation called “Stand for Me” by Saida Zahra of African American quilting which has a legacy in liberation. Our ancestors who were enslaved used quilts to send messages on pathways to freedom.
November 6, 2018–Election Day: Vote for Black futures. We must vote like the future of our babies depend on it—because they do!!
“Let us reclaim the right to vote as an act of love. Love for our communities, our children, our planet and the future of our democracy. A single vote is a declaration. All of our votes together? A revolution.” – valarie kaur
November 2-3, 2018: Parenting for Liberation attended #wowsummit to engage with other Moms who blog and write about raising healthy, happy families. “There’s no hood like motherhood”
August 31, 2018, 9:00-10:30am: Parenting for Liberation is presenting a Parenting without Bars workshop to share our work with incarcerated parents in a California Women’s prison at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Anaheim, CA.
August 20, 2018: Each year Black Women for Wellness (BWW) hosts an annual conference to provide a space for Black and African American women to have open conversations and dialogue surrounding reproductive justice. Parenting for Liberation, attending a workshop on Parenting While Black.
June 21, 2018: Parenting for Liberation partners with A Long Walk Home to facilitate a parent orientation parents in Chicago. Read blog post about session here.
May 20 & 21, 2018: Founder, Trina Greene Brown joined Women’s Media Center for it’s Progressive Women’s Voices training in Washington, DC. View Trina’s SheSource profile here.
March 27, 2018: Parenting for Liberation will collaborate with Women of Color Network to facilitate a session on Healing Intergenerational Trauma at WOCN’s Economic Policy and Leadership Western Regional Convening in San Francisco, CA.
March 5, 2018: Parenting for Liberation presents at California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Shifting the Lens: Transforming Our Approach to Domestic Violence conference. Workshop Titled: Parenting for Liberation: Centering Parents of Color in the Movement.
March 3, 2018: Parenting for Liberation presents at the 2018 Powerful Parent Conference: Building Safety, Sustainability, & Solidarity in Black & Brown Families. The conference is hosted by Spearitwurx. Conference description: In the age of “Black Lives Matter” and the openly racist anti-immigrant U.S. presidential administration, we must intentionally build healthy, resilient, and capable family units that can protect our youth from the impacts of institutional, interpersonal, and internalized racism.
February 1, 8, 15, 2018: Parenting for Liberation facilitated a 3 session workshop series in partnership with Chicana M(other)work and Just Detention International with incarcerated parents in a California Women’s prison on Raising Liberated Kids. Blog post about the series here.
November 29, 2017: Parenting for Liberation presented at Idaho Coalition’s Compassionate Communities: We Choose All of Us conference in Boise, ID on Centering Parents of Color in the Movement.
November 9, 2007: Parenting for Liberation attends the Black Women Deserve Better – Black Women and Girls’ Policy Agenda
October 3 & 4, 2017: Parenting for Liberation attends the Radical Action Against Domestic Violence: A Time to Focus on Black Women & Girls to connect with other Black feminist activist across California.
September 30, 2017: March for Black Women in Washington, DC
September 16, 2017: Parenting for Liberation attended the 5th Annual Black Family Conference, hosted by Awaken the Greatness Foundation.
September 14 & 15, 2018: Trina Greene Brown, Founder of Parenting for Liberation facilitated several workshops at A Call To Men Conference: The Many Faces of Manhood including a plenary panel on Men Embracing our Authentic Selves. Audio recording of that session is here.
June 22, 2017: Parenting for Liberation partners with A Long Walk Home to facilitate a parent orientation parents in Chicago.
June 14 & 15, 2017: Parenting For Liberation is a proud co-conspirator of the “Kids and Caregivers Transform the World” track at Allied Media Conference, presenting 3 workshops: Mothering the Revolution, Liberated Super Kids, and Parenting for Liberation lunch strategy session. Blog and podcast highlighting our work at AMC 2017 is here.
November 25, 2016: On Black Friday, Parenting for Liberation hosted it’s first ever community of practice in Los Angeles. Nearly a dozen families were represented at the gathering. Cultivating an intergenerational community with parents with children aging from 9 months – 41 years of age. Blog and Video of Black Friday gathering.
June 28 & 29, 2016: Parenting for Liberation’s Trina Greene Brown had the honor of providing the Keynote Address at the California Department of Public Health’s Mobilizing Communities Convening. The convening brought together violence prevention specialists and youth leaders from across the state of California who are tirelessly working to end relationship abuse and promote healthy relationships. Video of Keynote here.