S. Renee Mitchell

Renee Mitchell is well-known for her years as a columnist for The Oregonian, where she was nominated twice for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and named the No. 1 newspaper columnist in five western states by the Society of Professional Journalists regional chapter.

Today, she is best described as a Creative Revolutionist™, which includes being a keynote speaker, novelist, educator, playwright, spoken word poet, lyricist, curriculum designer, and multi-media heARTivist. Her authentic effervescence will remind you of a unique combination of Oprah and poet Maya Angelo

Renee is also the visionary behind I Am M.O.R.E. (Making Ourselves Resilient Everyday), a heART-focused youth development program. She is developing I Am M.O.R.E.’s theory of change, called Empowered Resilience™ , as a doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon (2021). Renee intends to create a national example of how to empower and build hope and resiliency in youth of color with profound love, culturally relevant social-emotional skill building, and culturally centered youth participatory evaluation and youth voice-centered programming.

Learn more at reneemitchellspeaks.com

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