RTS with Citizen Stewart talks one on one with civic rights activist, DeRay McKesson. In a short time DeRay Mckesson has become known for a new brand of civil rights advocacy, based largely on digital activism. Along with other activists he has raised consciousness about police killings of unarmed black people in communities across the country. While most of his followers know him for that work, fewer know the deep understanding his time in public education gave him for how human capital and classroom practices impact students, especially those in poor communities. He joins our show to talk about the importance of understanding school systems if we want to achieve educational justice.

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.


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