Petaluma - In August of 2014, twenty-nine-year-old activist DeRay McKesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to push a message of justice and accountability. These protests, and others like them in cities across the country, resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, in his first book, McKesson lays out the intellectual, pragmatic political framework for a new liberation movement. Continuing a conversation about activism, resistance, and justice that embraces our nation’s complex history, he dissects how deliberate oppression persists, how racial injustice strips our lives of promise, and how technology has added a new dimension to mass action and social change.
Drawing from his own experiences as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official, McKesson exhorts all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to imagine the best of what is possible. Honoring the voices of a new generation of activists, On the Other Side of Freedom is a visionary’s call to take responsibility for imagining, and then building the world we want to live in.
$40 + fee admits two (2) and includes a copy of the book.
Doors will open at 2pm. Seating is general admission and will be available on a first come, first served basis for all ticket holders. Books for tickets sold online will be available for pick up at the event.