Learn alongside other Colorado leaders, advocates, and community partners.
Every September, we hold our annual fundraising luncheon, which is an opportunity to learn about important health and health care issues and connect with leaders from around the state. Each year, we feature a national expert whose work and voice can contribute to the local health care dialogue and honor community champions.
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DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity, and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds an honorary doctorate from The New School.
DeRay has advocated for issues related to children, youth, and families since he was a teen. As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement and co-founder of JoinCampaignZero.org, MappingPoliceViolence.org, and OurStates.org, DeRay has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policymakers with commonsense policies to ensure equity.
Spurred by the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and beyond, DeRay has become a key player in the work to confront the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of black and other minority populations.
He is also the host of critically acclaimed Pod Save the People, a weekly podcast creating space for conversation about the most important issues of the week. The podcast is also about making sure people have the information they need to be thoughtful activists and organizers.
DeRay was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2015 and as one of the 30 Most Important People On The Internet by Time Magazine in 2016.
- Date: September 18, 2018
- Time: 11am – 1pm
- Location: The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Sponsors help us make the luncheon possible and support our programs and projects. We have several sponsorship levels (PDF) that include a variety of marketing and registration benefits.
For more information or to sponsor this event, contact our Development & Communications Specialist, Katie Bayne.