PLA is an evolving, cross-cultural program that provides parents with the science behind child brain development along with insights and tools for reflecting upon cultural norms as a conscious move toward building emotionally intelligent families and compassionate communities.
One of the most powerful parts of my work is meeting new people from all over the world.
I listen to their stories, learn their passions, get a glimpse of their hearts. Sometimes people are slow to share this information and sometimes they open like a river – and before you know it, I am traveling downstream with them, completely connected and on a journey together.
My dear friend, Allo, is the latter. We connected across our mutual belief that when we transform our story of parenting, liberating ourselves from old stories of the way things must be, we can create positive change in the world. That connection led to a crazy, big dream. Millions of grassroots efforts, across Africa, but even more than that, across the world. Parents circling together to write a new story, a story of parenting and family that rejects control, separation and domination. We write a new story for ourselves, our children, our communities and our world.
It is a dream Allo and I both embrace and fully believe in. That dream led us to creating a partnership, a partnership across, continents, nations, and cultures.
It is this amazing partnership that I want to share with you. The Parent Liberation Alliance has formally partnered with APEA, the Alliance for Parenting Education in Africa, to launch parent education programs, parent study circles that harnesses all of our experiences, aspirations, and beliefs to create the world that connects the well-being of every child, every family, and every nation to each other. As individuals and a society we can create a base of love, wholeness, authenticity, and integrity that is the foundation for just and empowering relationships. And, as we are each reflections of the world, the world is changed by our commitment to wholeness, liberation, and freedom.
Read Teresa's posts and podcasts on Kindred here.
This self-directed course is based on Teresa Graham Brett's book, Parenting for Social Change, and taught by Teresa. If you would like a sliding scale to purchase the program, or a gift economy price, please use the link below this section. The brown Buy Course button will take you to the $79 check out price.
Teresa Graham Brett, JD, author of Parenting for Social Change, presents her personal story of discovering the roots of oppression in childhood as a mother of two young boys. Teresa presented her story for the Kindred Fellowship Program's Summer 2021 Cohort, a nonprofit initiative of Kindred World exploring the centering of childhood in social justice education.
In this presentation to the 2021 Kindred Fellows Cohort, Dieudonne Allo, founder and CEO of Global Leading Light Initiatives, shares his personal story of overcoming the poverty-stricken, traumatic childhood in Cameroon, that lead him to focus his passion on cultural transformation through transformative leadership skills.
From 2014 to 2018 Kindred World, PLA's parent nonprofit, and APEA worked together to bring a collaborative parenting program based on Teresa Graham Brett's work to South Africa. Listen to the parent testimonial to the left, and watch the interview between Teresa Graham Brett, Dieudonne Allo, and Dave Metler below.
In this video, David Metler talks with Teresa Graham Brett of the Parent Liberation Alliance and Dieudonne Allo of Global Leading Light Initiatives. Dieudonne shares his story of growing up in South Africa and then questioning, as an adult, trauma’s effect on himself, his community and the young people he worked with as a professional. Allo and Teresa explore the known Transgenerational Trauma in American and African cultures, while sharing their stories.