Member pre-sale now open for 11th Anniversary Celebration featuring DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson
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Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson started his career as an educator, including at Minneapolis Public Schools, and came to prominence for his role in documenting the Ferguson protests.

Member pre-sale is now open for program-only tickets to MinnPost’s 11th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Cowles Center. The event will feature a conversation with DeRay Mckesson — the internationally recognized civil rights activist, community organizer, and host of the podcast “Pod Save the People” — and MinnPost Editor Andrew Putz.

Program-only tickets are available for purchase through the Cowles Center box office. MinnPost Silver, Gold and Platinum members should check their email for the pre-sale access code. (If you didn’t receive the email with the code, please email the MinnPost Membership Team at members@minnpost.com for further assistance.)

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m.

Multiticket sponsorship packages are also available and include a pre-program reception and parking. (Learn more and purchase your sponsorship package at minnpost.com/11.)

Mckesson started his career as an educator, including at Minneapolis Public Schools. He came to prominence for his role in documenting the Ferguson protests and has become a leading advocate around justice for victims of police violence and the end of mass incarceration.

He’s spoken at venues from the White House to the Oxford Union and has appeared on TV shows across the political spectrum. He was named No. 11 on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list and Harvard’s Black Man of the Year in 2016, among his many other accolades. Mckesson is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence. He’s also the author of the recently published book, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.” In the book, Mckesson calls on all Americans to dismantle the legacy of racism and imagine the best of what is possible.

We hope you can join us for this wide-ranging conversation about politics, activism and culture. All proceeds support the work of MinnPost’s nonprofit newsroom.

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