Bayard Rustin and His Legacy for Today
We will show the film on Bayard Rustin's life, "Brother Outsider," followed by a panel discussion on the significance of his life today.
This event is in conjunction with the 15th Annual Black and White Reunion Summit Against Racism.
This year, we celebrate 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 movement, and he influenced Martin Luther King, Jr., to take a totally nonviolent approach. He was the brains behind the freedom rides and helped to organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His greatest achievement was 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, 412-351-7423