September 10, 2018, 6:00 pm at Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
â€¢ All Ages Welcome
â€¢ Assigned, reserved seating
â€¢ Tickets available online via Ticketmaster.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 5pm on day of show
Join DeRay Mckesson â€“ the internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People â€“ for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics. Drawing from his own experiences as an organizer, educator, and public official, DeRay will explore the issues of the day and discuss the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact our communities. The conversation will also examine the core themes of DeRayâ€™s upcoming first book, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. DeRay will be joined by special guests in each market for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about inclusion, community, and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders. Every ticket includes a copy of ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM by DeRay Mckesson (a $25 value).
About DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist, community organizer, and the host of Crooked Mediaâ€™s podcast, Pod Save the People. He started his career as an educator and came to prominence for his role in documenting the Ferguson protests and the movement they birthed and for publicly advocating for justice and accountability for the victims of police violence and the end of mass incarceration. Heâ€™s spoken at venues from the White House to the Oxford Union and universities and appeared on TV shows across the political spectrum. He was named #11 on Fortuneâ€™s Worldâ€™s Greatest Leaders list and Harvardâ€™s Black Man of the Year in 2016, among his many other accolades. A leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM: The Case for Hope is his first book.