Silver Lining 2023 – Keynote speaker


We’re getting ready for Morrison’s 10th Silver Linings event on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, and we are delighted to announce Dr. S. Renee Mitchell as our honored keynote speaker. Dr. S. Renee Mitchell, educator, entrepreneur, and a Pulitzer Prize-nominated former journalist, is the visionary founder of a nationally award-winning and transformative, youth leadership-development initiative called: I Am M.O.R.E. (Making Ourselves Resilient Everyday). This organization offers an upstream prescription to the low achievement and self-esteem of students of color who are internally suffering from being spirit-murdered in classrooms, society and within families. Dr. Renee is an expert in culturally relevant social-emotional learning (SEL) and healing from racial trauma, and her youth-development organization is one of only a few in the country with a trifecta seal of approval: Research-, evidence-and theory-based.  Her upcoming book is titled: “In My Power, I Empower: Moving Black Youth from Spirit-Murder to Emotional Emancipation.”

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For question, contact: Deanna Kavanaugh at or 503-258-4227