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DeRay Mckesson: 
The Case for Hope 

In the face of violence and racism, how do we keep believing in change? Get to know Black Lives Matter leader and community organiser, DeRay Mckesson, as he talks justice, action and hope. 

Hosted by Faustina Agolley. 

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“Hope is the belief that our tomorrows can be better than our todays. Hope is not magic; hope is work.”


DeRay Mckesson

Wisdom from the frontline of protest in America

DeRay Mckesson is a key player in the Black Lives Matter movement, working against mass incarceration and police killings of black and minority populations. 

Spurred by the death of Mike Brown,  Mckesson stood with hundreds on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to bring to life the Black Lives Matter movement. His book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope is a bright conversation about resistance and justice, built from his activism. Mckesson brings fresh and urgent thinking to one of the defining struggles of our times, by placing an idea of shared hope for a better future at the core of his activism. Join this visionary as he encourages us to take responsibility for imagining, then building, the world we want to live in.

Cheat sheet: DeRay Mckesson

Ahead of his appearance at Antidote, here are the essential things you need to know about influential activist and friend of the stars, Deray Mckesson.

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DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist, community organiser, and the host of podcast, Pod Save the People.  A leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, and the cofounder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence, he was named one of Time‘s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. On the Other Side of Freedom was named one of the best books of the year by NPR and Esquire, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

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Faustina Agolley, or affectionately DJ Fuzzy,  is a TV Host, TV Producer, Music Journalist, Writer, Actor and DJ. She’s hosted Australia’s top rating entertainment program, The Voice, and Australia’s flagship music program, Video Hits. Faustina made her stage debut in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Father, and is currently featuring in her television debut role on Season 2 of ABC’s Harrow.

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