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"Starting MAAR was not for non-profit aspirations or profit-driven business reasons...It's 100% PURPOSE driven, birthed out of pain".

~Renita Thomas-Franklin~

Moms Allyship Against Racism, Founder

Renita Thomas-Franklin

MAAR Founder/Administrator/Content Creator and Allyship Activism-Sisterhood Reckoning/

Creator of Pink Slavery Movement (Breaking the Pink Shackles)

Renita is a quintessential southerner in decorum and hospitality, born and raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi, These attributes have served her well in creating an eclectic employment background. Renita's diverse employment sectors include; Hospitality (hotels), Construction as well as the Front Office ”voice” and “face” of several distinguished Investment Banking Firms and in Education (private schools) as the assistant to the Director of Admissions. The combined skills and knowledge gained from these valuable experiences afforded her the ability to interface effectively and efficiently with all levels of management, employees, clients, and vendors. She began her career with the Trojan Family at USC Shoah Foundation for 4 years having held several positions there; Assistant in the Executive Office, Interim Assistant to The Executive Director, and most recently the multifaceted role of the Visitors Experience Coordinator. These skills are invaluable in performing the role of the administrative assistant for the Office for Residential Education. Being the quintessential Southern lady, Renita adds her own “southern charm and hospitality” in her approach to her work by drawing on years of administrative service and support experience gained from her multi-facet career background, all intersecting to create a unique level of customer service and administrative skills. Renita is creative and enjoys creative writing, performing in the theater, and attending theatrical and musical performances. Also, a theatrically trained actress, she is a member of SAG and enjoys performing on stage and in film whenever opportunities and time permits. However, she gets the most joy in spending quality time at home and/or traveling with her husband of 24 years D’Andre, and their son Makai, an up-and-coming music producer/artist. They are the most important part of her life. "Family is EVERYTHING".

Education: BS, Theater/Communication, Jackson State University (JSU)

AA, Visual Merchandising/Marketing Communications, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise (FIDM)

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