Brother Outsider - is a feature-length documentary film portrait of Bayard Rustin’s activism for peace, racial and economic justice, and equality for LGBTQ Americans.
A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and helped mold Martin Luther King, Jr. into an international symbol of peace and nonviolence.
Rustin’s biography is particularly important for lesbian and gay Americans, highlighting the major contributions of a gay man to ending official segregation in America. Rustin stands at the confluence of the great struggles for civil, legal and human rights by African-Americans and lesbian and gay Americans. In a nation still torn by racial hatred and violence, bigotry against homosexuals, and extraordinary divides between rich and poor, his eloquent voice is needed today.
March 22nd at 6:30PM
Free to the Public
47 Cherry St., St. Johnsbury
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church in collaboration with The Northeastern Vermont Area Agency on Aging (NEVAAA), The Northeastern Vermont LGBTQ Elder Advisory Committee and