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 co-founder of JoinCampaignZero.org, MappingPoliceViolence.org, OurStates.org and ResistanceManual.org. DeRay has worked to provide citizens and policymakers with commonsense policies to ensure equity. DeRay is also the host of critically acclaimed Pod Save The People, a weekly podcast creating space for conversation about the most important issues of the week. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds honorary doctorates from The New School and Maryland Institute College of Art. His most recent book is On The Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.