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First Five Live: A Conversation with DeRay Mckesson
August 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDTFree
Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson talks about what the First Amendment means to him and how it guides his work.
Mckesson is a noted civil rights activist, educator, podcaster and author of the critically acclaimed “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.” He is co-founder of Campaign Zero and host of the award-winning weekly podcast “Pod Save The People”.
In 2015, Mckesson was named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and was awarded the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership. In 2016, President Obama praised Mckesson for his “outstanding work” and he was named one of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time magazine.
First Five Live is a Freedom Forum conversation series featuring activists and influencers sharing stories about how they have exercised the five freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — to ignite change.