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    DeRay Mckesson

    Civil Rights Activist & Digital Influencer

    DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity, and justice. As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero and OurStates.org, he has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools and provide citizens and policy-makers with common-sense policies to ensure equity. Spurred by the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Mckesson has become a key voice in the effort to confront the systems and structures that have led to the mass incarceration and police killings of Black and other minority populations. He is also the host of <i>Pod Save The People</i>, a weekly podcast focused on activism and social justice. He was named as one of the “World’s Greatest Leaders” by <i>Fortune </i>in 2015 and as one of the “30 Most Important People on the Internet” by <i>Time</i> in 2016.

    Past Events

    Tuesday, Oct 13 2015

    4 PM

    The poverty rate for black Americans remains three times higher than that for white Americans. The past 50 years have represented an unprecedented... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Venue SIX10

    Thursday, Oct 17 2019

    5:30 PM

    The meaning of fame has changed over the last decade. In addition to the revenue and career advancement opportunities digital influence brings,... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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