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Fellows Seminars | DeRay Mckesson “Making Black Lives Matter” | Organizing on the Inside and on the Outside
University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Mon, October 3, 2016 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist and a leading national voice against police violence, in a series of seminars will explore the use of social media and on-the-ground actions to drive activism and develop a new type of organizing, building a social justice reform platform, and the movement to end police violence. This series by Mckesson, who also has worked in public school districts as a teacher and a top human resources administrator, is part of a larger discussion at the Institute of Politics this year examining a range of strategies aimed at affecting social change.
*Mondays at 4:30pm beginning Oct. 3 except a 3pm seminar on Oct. 24. All seminars are at the IOP except Oct. 3 at the Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn, and Nov. 14 at the Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street.
Organizing on the Inside and on the Outside
DeRay has on been on the outside agitating for change, beginning as an activist in Baltimore as a teenager and most recently as a prominent activist within the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Mo. and in cities across the country. He also has been inside leading systemic change, as a teacher, a founder of an after-school/out-of-school center and as a senior leader in two public school districts. In this seminar, he will discuss movement-building strategies for working inside and outside structures of traditional power without compromising the focus on the work. // * This seminar will be at the Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn, and is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and LGBTQ Student Life.