"Brother Outsider" Screening and Audre Lorde poetry Reading at Phillip Rush Center
Join Charis Circle, Out on Film, and Atlanta Pride for a screening of the film "Brother Outsider" about the life of Bayard Rustin accompanied by the poetic work of Audre Lorde as we prepare for the annual Lorde/Rustin breakfast on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you are interested in honoring Audre by reading a piece by her for this celebration. Please email elizabeth@Chariscircle.org.
About Brother Outsider:
Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcasts on PBS’ P.O.V. series and on Logo/MTV, Brother Outsider
has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and
work of Bayard Rustin—a visionary strategist and activist who has been
called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of
Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the
1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man
during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The recipient of more than 25 awards and honors, Brother Outsider has been shown at The United Nations, The Kennedy Center, and for members of Congress, as well as at hundreds of schools, community forums, labor gatherings, faith organizations, and film festivals; it is also being used widely in workplace diversity presentations at corporations, law firms, and other companies. To inquire about scheduling a screening at your workplace, school or organization, please send an email to info [at] rustin [dot] org or use the Contact link below. You can also download the discussion/ curriculum guide, produced in partnership with Frameline’s Youth In Motion program.
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Bayard Rustin’s birth, and the Brother Outsider team is working hard to bring Rustin’s inspiring story to new audiences around the globe. To find out more about centennial screenings, conferences, readings, performances and other events, click here.