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Recognized as a Black Feminist Rising in 2017 by Black Women’s Blueprint, Trina Greene Brown is a leader on the rise and she’s taking Black parents and children along with her to higher heights. Bridging her 15 years of professional experience as a youth organizer in ending violence with her personal role as a parent of two Black children, Trina Greene Brown is a proud Black-feminist Mama-activist.  In 2016, she founded Parenting for Liberation a platform for Black parents, which engages in a multi-media strategy, currently consisting of a blog, iTunes podcast, a self-published workbook, and in- person trainings and conferences. 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.

Trina has worked in violence prevention for the past 15 years, managing multiple local and national initiatives. In 2017, she joined the Resonance Network, where she is a network weaver, leading, catalyzing and cultivating cross-movement partnerships and collaborations that are both proactive and leverage emergent opportunities. Simultaneously, Trina is a core faculty member for Move to End Violence, a ten-year initiative of the NoVo Foundation, wherein she engages leaders within the violence against women’s movement to build an inclusive gender and racial justice movement by fostering deep, authentic relationships in beloved community. Very media and communications savvy, she formerly served as the Outreach and Engagement Manager for Move to End Violence when she led the program’s critical mass building efforts. She also served as a Director for the YMCA, incorporating violence prevention education focusing on resiliency in the Department of Youth Development. 

Formerly a Manager at Peace Over Violence, a social service agency dedicated to the elimination of sexual and domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal violence, Trina co-authored a female empowerment curriculum, Be Strong: From The Inside Out and contributed to the second revision of In Touch With Teens, a nationally recognized relationship violence prevention curriculum. She held a national leadership role in directing Start Strong, a one-million dollar, 4-year national initiative funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to educate over 2000 middle school youth, 175 youth leaders and 250 parents on teen dating violence. She also led a local Youth Action Council through the California Endowment (a statewide health foundation) facilitating young people's leadership roles in changing social norms and systems around improved health care access, land use, transportation, economic development, and community safety. In this role, she organized a cohort of 20 youth leaders providing them education and equipping them with the tools necessary to engage in systems change and political action. In their response to the Sandy Hook campaign on school safety, these youth created a video, “Demand a Plan,” to talk about real solutions to school and community safety, such as investing in more counseling, mentors and health services instead of turning schools into fortresses. After their video went viral, garnering over 1-million views, she organized the youth to meet with the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor's Office, and took a trip the Washington D.C. to advocate for comprehensive school safety with Congressman Mike Thompson and Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Law Center to Prevent Gun violence.

She is the proud co-parent of two African American children, whom she raises with her husband in California to reach for the stars.

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