Founder + CEO – Avalon Village
Shamayim ‘Mama Shu’ Harris is a mother, a community activist, a former school administrator, and the founder and CEO of Avalon Village in Highland Park, Michigan. The self-sustaining eco-village encompasses an entire city block that Shu is transforming from blight to beauty in honor and memory of her 2 year old son who was killed by a hit and run driver. View more on Mama Shu’s linkedin.
Fun Fact: Mama Shu is simply a force of nature – she has a vision, makes a plan, and gets things done – there is no stopping her.
Talk Themes: Being a Force for Positive Change // Healing from Grief and Loss // Creating a Nonprofit from the Ground Up
Recognition: Featured on the Ellen Show // NBC Nightly News // CBS Evening News