Episode 6 - Trina Greene Brown

How can parents raise activist kids? Trina Greene Brown joins the podcast to talk about how to help your kids see the value in activism, how to talk to your kids about social justice, and how to discuss race differences.

Trina Greene Brown has been recognized as a Black Feminist Rising in 2017 by Black Women’s Blueprint. You may know her from her podcast Parenting for Liberation. Trina brings fifteen years of experience as a youth organizer in ending violence with her personal role as a parent of two Black children. She calls herself a proud Black-feminist Mama-activist. She has contributed to On Parenting for The Washington Post, and in 2019, her writing will be featured in two anthologies centered on intersections of motherhood and activism.

A place the parent can start before they start the conversation with their child is to think for themselves. What do you care about, parent? What is the cause that is true to your heart? - Trina Greene Brown

 

Resources for this Episode

Parenting for Liberation website

Podcasts related to what we discussed

Colonialism and Other -Isms 

Kitchen Convo with Kids about Police Brutality

Teaching about Black History and Voting  Rights 

Sex and Gender

Youth advocates mentioned

Naomi Wadler, a 5th grader, who was the youngest speaker at the March for Our Lives rally at Washington DC. Link to her speech.

Marley Dias is a 13-year-old Black girl who launched the 1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, at age 11 she is now an author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! which is a guide for children to make a positive change through activism, inclusion and community involvement. 

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: In relationship to our discussion on how to talk to our kids about Native American history, here is Parenting for Liberation’s newsletter which highlights liberated parenting strategies for how to decolonize thanksgiving in our homes and in schools as parents (including a podcast and sample letters to teachers).

Reading

Raising Luminaries: Books for Littles gives you free age-appropriate picture book recommendations to help you discuss complex topics with young children.

Race Conversations with Kids:  Specifically: 100 Race-Conscious Things to Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice.  

Embrace Race

Teaching Kids About Social Justice: Wee The People is grounded in the belief that if kids can understand fairness, they can understand justice — and that adults play a huge role in connecting kids’ sense of fairness in their own lives to larger issues of injustice in the world. 

This episode of Baby Crazy was sponsored by Village Workspaces. It's a great place to work and record your own podcast.

 

The transcript for this episode will be posted soon.