Life of Bayard Rustin and His Legacy for Today
Showing Film, “Brother Outsider” followed by a panel discussion.
Last year was the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the great civil rights leaders Bayard Rustin. His understanding and dedication to nonviolence helped to formulate the civil rights movement. He was the brains behind the Freedom rides and helped to organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His greatest achievement was the organization, along with A. Philip Randolph, of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
This was a period of strong anti-gay bias and as Rustin was gay he tended to take a back seat in the movement.
This will be a very stimulating informative evening with some thoughts on how his legacy of nonviolence is very relevant today.
Scilla Wahrhaftig 412 315 7423