Trina Greene Brown is the Outreach and Engagement Manager for Move to End Violence. Trina has worked in violence prevention for the past 15 years, managing multiple local and national initiatives. Before coming to Move to End Violence, Trina 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 has held a national leadership role in directing Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships, the largest initiative ever funded to prevent teen dating violence and abuse by teaching 11- to- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships. Trina served as a Lead Organizer for the Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, $1 billion program of The California Endowment. In this role, she recruited and organized cohorts of youth activist facilitating their political education, and equipping them with the tools necessary to engage in systems change and political action. One of their youth organizing campaigns went viral, garnering over 1-million views on YouTube, with the youth providing testimony to advocate for comprehensive school safety with Congressman Mike Thompson and Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
She facilitates workshops on intersectionality, margins to center, and youth organizing. She is an Alumni Movement Maker with Move to End Violence, a 2015 graduate of Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity Directors Training, and a proud board member of A Long Walk Home, an organization that uses art healing to address sexual violence in Black communities. Most recently, as an African American parent, Trina has launched Parenting for Liberation – a podcast and blog to connect, inspire, and uplift Black folks as they navigate raising Black children within the social and political context of the U.S.
Trina earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies, Film and Television Criticism from California State University, Los Angeles and her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCLA.