Equality Maryland, FreeState Legal Project, The Center For Black Equity Baltimore, and GLSEN Baltimore are proud to host a free screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin in honor of Black History Month. Following the film will be a dialogue exploring the opportunities and obstacles, 50 years after Rustin’s early leadership, for black LGBT people to be leaders, wholly living intersecting identities, in the fight for racial justice and LGBT justice.
The film chronicles Rustin’s life as an early leader in the civil rights movement, chief organizer of the 1964 March on Washington, longtime advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and an openly gay man at a time when being gay was still criminalized. It shows his complex life story, a tale of race, prejudice, and idealism at the heart of 20th century America. Read more about the film at http://www.pbs.org/pov/brotheroutsider/film_description.php.
The event will take place Wednesday, February 18th, 5:30 pm to 8 pm in the Community Room of Mount Vernon’s Chase Brexton located at 1111 North Charles Street.
To RSVP to this free event, click here.
Refreshments will be served.