The New York Times Event
Sun 11 Aug 17:00 - 18:00
The New York Times Main Theatre
The inspirational activist
In 2014 DeRay Mckesson quit his job and moved to Ferguson, Missouri to protest against the police shooting of Michael Brown Jr, an unarmed African-American teenager. He spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist and helped bring the Black Lives Matter movement into existence. In conversation with Lauretta Charlton, Race/Related editor of The New York Times, Mckesson discusses his deeply-moving book, On the Other Side of Freedom, in which he inspires the hope and belief that together we must imagine – and build – a more equal world.
Part of our Power to the People series of events.