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Sun, Aug 11


Online Event

MAR Talks: Parenting Beyond Power

Join us for MAR Talks: Parenting Beyond Power with Jen Lumanlan, to discuss White Supremacy building stronger connections with our kids.

MAR Talks: Parenting Beyond Power
MAR Talks: Parenting Beyond Power

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Welcome to MAR Talks: Parenting Beyond Power: Using Connection and Collaboration to Transfrom Your Family- and the World.

Join us for a conversation with Jen Lumanlan and Lucinda Woodward as we explore what it means to parent beyond power. Have you ever felt like you want to parent in a connected and concious way- but the demands of every day life make it difficult ( and sometimes impossible) to reach your parenting values? You aren't alone. That's why we will explore how our current society impedes the way we WANT to connect with our kids, and ways we can learn to lean more into gentleness, connection and collabortion.

"It might seem like the social challenges we're facing are completely disconnected from our daily experience of parenting... but in fact they are intimately connected. Just as your own interactions with your parents shaped who you are, your interactions with your children shape how they will be in relationships with you - and with others in the world. When we use power to get our children to comply, they then use power over others in the wider world. Sharing power with our children doesn't mean we're in a free-for-all: instead it means we're in a relationship with them where their needs and our needs are met on a regular basis... and that makes parenting easier. (It might also change the world.)" - From Your Parenting Mojo

Check out Jen's book: Parenting Beyond Power: Using Connection and Collaboration to Transform Your Family- and the World.

We will be connecting with Jen and Lucinda on August 11th at 10am PST via Zoom

Make sure you grab your tickets! We can't wait to see you there!

Meet Jen: Jen Lumanlan M.S., M.Ed. hosts the Your Parenting Mojo Podcast, which has been downloaded 3.5+ million times and was named Best Research-Based Parenting Podcast by Lifehacker. The show began by sharing scientific research that parents can use to make decisions about raising their children now also has an explicitly anti-racist, patriarchy-healing, post-capitalist worldview.Jen's goal is to create a world where everyone thrives as their whole self, a vision she describes in her book Parenting Beyond Power: How to Use Connection and Collaboration to Transform Your Family - and the World. The book also contains concrete strategies parents can use to understand their children's difficult behavior, and makes parenting easier by meeting both parent's and child's needs!

Meet Lucinda:

Lucinda Woodward (they/them) found the Your Parenting Mojo Podcast while looking for resources about how to implement RIE practices. Lucinda's twins were 2.5 years old at the time, and their family had just moved to a new country. They had no local support and were feeling overwhelmed and alone. Lucinda joined the Parenting Membership at its inception more than 5 years ago and then joined the Learning Membership shortly thereafter. While Lucinda started this journey trying to be a better parent, they have found that healing themself, being in a connected relationship with their spouse, investing in their local community, and sharing power with their children have all had profound impacts on the world around them. What brought them to the podcast is not what has kept them showing up and investing in this work all these years later.

MAR Talks Event Link / How to Join 

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and reminder emails for the event. Use the Zoom link in your reminder emails to join the event on the day.

A recording of the event will be sent to attendees and may be made available on our social media channels at a later date.

Thank you to our Funder!

We are so grateful to be running another year of MAR Talks funded by the Government of Canada (Financé par le gouvernement du Canada). MAR Talks brings our members and our greater community the opportunity to explore intersecting topics of anti-racism, inclusion and advocacy from the perspective of BIPOC leaders, change makers and inspiring public figures. We are grateful for the opportunity to share these talks as a catylyst for deeper education and learning.

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