On this episode, Lissa sits down with DeRay Mckesson – civil rights activist, community organizer, and now author of the book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope. In 2014 he left his job with the Minneapolis Public Schools to join and document the protests in Ferguson Missouri, and has since become a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, advocating for victims of police violence and an end to mass incarceration.
DeRay Mckesson is the co-founder of Campaign Zero – a policy platform to end police violence – and is the host of the award-winning podcast Pod Save the People. He has been named one of Time magazine’s 30 most influential people on the Internet and was #11 on Fortune magazine’s world’s greatest leaders list. We recorded the episode at Shir Tikva Synagogue in south Minneapolis.
Episode 36 – DeRay McKesson
Education, justice, innocence, and public policy on this very special episode. First, Lissa speaks with civil right activist, and now author, DeRay Mckesson about his new book On the Other Side of Freedom: the Case for Hope. Then we revisit our interviews with Dr. Artika Tyner and Alexs Pate discussing their work toward greater equity and justice in education.
Later in the episode we revisit interviews with Dr. Artika Tyner and Alexs Pate who are both working toward greater equity and justice in education. Hear the excerpts via the player above (Dr. Tyner begins at 16:13 and Mr. Pate begins at 31:13) or find their full episodes at the links below.
‘The fight for justice is ongoing.’ – Dr. Artika Tyner on leadership, social justice, and education