Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children

June 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – June 19, 2020 @ 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Charis Books and More/Charis Circle

Charis welcomes Trina Greene Brown, author of Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children and Denene Millner, author of My Brown Baby, for an essential conversation about how, in this time of perpetual state and interpersonal racial violence, Black families can imagine methods of parenting rooted in liberation rather than fear.

In 2016, activist and mother Trina Greene Brown created the virtual multimedia platform Parenting for Liberation to connect, inspire, and uplift Black parents. In her book, she pairs personal anecdotes with open-ended reflective prompts; together, they help readers dismantle harmful narratives about the Black family and imagine anti-oppressive parenting methods.

Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children is rooted in an Afrofuturistic vision of connectivity and inspiration; the community created within these pages works to image a world that amplifies Black girl magic and Black boy joy, and everything in between.

This free event takes place live on crowdcast, Charis’s virtual event platform.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle’s mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. If you enjoy the event, we encourage you to please purchase the books from Charis via these links:

Parenting for Liberation:

My Brown Baby:

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Trina Greene Brown is the creator of Parenting for Liberation, a virtual platform launched in 2016 featuring blogs and podcasts that aim to connect, inspire, and uplift black parents. An activist and mother of two, she is also a member of the Resonance Network and the Move to End Violence. With an ethos rooted in community and collaboration, she cultivates cross-organizational partnerships aimed at building an inclusive gender and racial justice movement. She was recently named the 2017 Black Feminist Rising by Black Women’s Blueprint and an inspirational Parent in 2018 by CADRE. Brown has contributed to “On Parenting” for the Washington Post, as well as two anthologies on the intersection of motherhood and activism. Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children is her first book.

Denene Millner is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and the director of the Denene Millner Books imprint. She has written more than twenty-five books, including My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Parenting African-American Children, which was informed by her website,