Rev. Michael McBride

Plenary Speaker: “Critical Election”

Rev. Michael McBride is the executive director for LIVE FREE USA, a national organizing and social change network committed to ending the criminalization of people of color, reducing gun violence, and transforming policing and the criminal justice system. He served on President Obama’s Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Council to address poverty and inequality in 2016. Pastor McBride is a national leader in the movement to implement public health gun violence prevention programs, contributing to a 30% reduction in gun-related homicides across the country. He co-founded the Black Church PAC and the Black Brown Peace Consortium. Pastor McBride is the lead pastor of The Way Church in Berkeley, CA. He has frequently contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets.