"BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin" by Nancy Kates, documentary screening in celebration of Bayard Rustin.
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Plus, a special screening of "FROM MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS", a short documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. will be shown before the feature (and will be shown on 16mm film)
FREE WILL DONATION ACCEPTED and benefits the LGBT Community Center Coalition and moviate.
more info on the events of the day:
When: 5:00p.m. Sunday 3.11
Where: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N 3rd., Harrisburg
Info: 717-236-1680 or www.midtownscholar.com
Midtown Scholar Bookstore and Moviate Film Studio will host an evening celebrating Bayard Rustin on Sunday, March 11. The event, sponsored by the LGBT Community Center Coalition, will feature a book lecture, audience questions and response, and a film screening. At 5pm, Michael Long will present San Francisco's City Lights' recently published /I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life In Letters/. The book, edited by Long and featuring a foreword by Julian Bond, is published on the centennial of Rustin's birth and in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Following the lecture at 7:30pm, Moviate will host a screening of Nancy Kates' film on Rustin: /Brother Outsider. /Wine and refreshments will be provided, and donations will be accepted for the LGBT Center Coalition.
Bayard Rustin has been called the "lost prophet" of the civil rights movement. A master strategist and tireless activist, he is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the U.S. He brought Gandhi's protest techniques to the American civil rights movement and played a deeply influential role in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to mold him into an international symbol of nonviolence. Despite these achievements, Rustin often remained in the background. He was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era. Here we have Rustin in his own words in a collection of over 150 of his letters; his correspondents include the major progressives of his day. Bayard Rustin's eloquent, impassioned voice, his ability to chart the path "from protest to politics," is both timely and deeply informative. As the Occupy movement ushers America into a pivotal election y the strategic thinking and tactical planning that led to the successes of one of America's most transformative and historic social movements. Michael Long's previous books include /Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall/ and /First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson/. He has appeared on C-Span and NPR, and his speaking engagements have taken him from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to the Houston Public Library in Texas, to the City Club of San Diego. He has spoken most recently at a New York Historical Society event held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.