DeRay McKesson ’07, Among Fortune’s ‘Greatest Leaders,’ To Speak on Campus April 2

DeRay Mckesson '07

DeRay Mckesson ’07

DeRay Mckesson ’07 has been at the epicenter of the firestorm emanating from Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police there. With This Is The Moment, the award-winning online newsletter he co-founded, and his social media omnipresence, Mckesson earned a spot, along with the newsletter’s cofounder Johnetta Elzie, on Fortune‘s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”

Mckesson delivers the talk “Ferguson, Social Media and the Common Good” at 7 p.m. April 2, 2015, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

Camp Hope Founder Justin Pearson ’17 On ‘Serving the Underserved’

justinpearsonLast summer, Justin Pearson ’17 launched a new camp in his home city of Memphis, Tenn., for teenagers growing up in poor, sometimes violent parts of the city. Camp Hope was supported, in part, by one of Bowdoin’s funded internships, the Thomas McKinley ’06 Entrepreneurship Grant.

Pearson recently gave a talk about his experiences, touching on both the successes and the challenges of jumpstarting a new program. Read the story.

Visiting Education Scholar Advises Staff, Students on ‘Positive Masculinity’

Frank Harris, an associate professor of postsecondary education at San Diego State University and co-director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative, last Friday led two workshops at Bowdoin. The first was a development program for staff, the second a summit for male students. “My goal is to share some insights from research I’ve done over the years about how best to support college men develop a positive male identity,” Harris said. “To support guys who embrace opportunities for leadership and who help do the things that make campuses better places to be, for all students.” Read the story.

Subway Maps: Your Route to Understanding the Complicated (Vox)

Brainstorm256 From the solar system to the human body, this Vox article highlights, “15 Subway-Style Maps That Explain Everything But Subways.”