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DeRay Mckesson participates in a panel discussion at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission on June 6, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) (CC BY 2.0)
By The Skanner News
Published: 06 March 2018

Activist, organizer and educator DeRay Mckesson will speak at 6 p.m. March 15 at First Congregational UCC, located at 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205.

DeRay is noted for his civil rights activism, capitalizing on contemporary ways of reaching people and organizing them online through social media, but also known for being in the streets for protests such as those in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, after the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.

The cost of the event, which is a fundraiser for Oregon Justice Resource Center, is $125 for the meet-and-greet, including light hors d’oeuvres and drinks and priority seating for the speaking event.

General admission to the speaking event: sliding scale $25, $45, $65.

Free entry is available for formerly incarcerated people, and scholarships are available as well.

To learn more, visit  https://ojrc.info/deray/.

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