[act-ma] Bayard Rustin Centennial event this Saturday: The Man at the Intersection * March 17, 5 PM at Cambridge Friends Meeting

Corr, Brian bcorr at cambridgema.gov
Thu Mar 15 12:22:48 PDT 2012

The Man at the Intersection

A Remembrance of Bayard Rustin on the Centennial of his Birth

Saturday, March 17, 2012 * 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Friends Meeting at Cambridge * 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge MA 02138

[cid:image001.jpg at 01CCED5E.FE7C27C0]The Cambridge Peace Commission invites you to join Rev. Canon Ed Rodman, Marian Darlington-Hope, Horace Small, and Melody Brazo as we remember and honor civil rights leader and organizer Bayard Rustin on the 100th anniversary of his birth on Saturday, March 17 at 5:00 PM at the Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge. We will also have a number of musical selections performed by the amazing New England Spiritual Ensemble<http://www.nespirituals.org/>.

This event will include remembrances of Bayard Rustin from those who knew him and reflections on his contributions and legacy, followed by time for informal sharing and a simple reception.

To call Bayard Rustin simply a "civil rights leader" does not do him justice. Rustin was a transformative nonviolent activist for civil rights, democracy, and human rights worldwide. Rustin was a pacifist in the face of war, openly gay in a time of sexual repression and oppression, an African-American Quaker, a labor and human rights activist - and an amazing musician and singer.

Cambridge Friends Meeting is located just off Brattle St. at 5 Longfellow Park. For a map and directions, please visit http://g.co/maps/kxfp4.

* More information about Bayard Rustin and his live is available at www.Rustin.org<http://www.Rustin.org>.
* A wonderful brief biography of Rustin is available at http://www.fgcquaker.org/fit-for-freedom/bayard-rustin. Here is an excerpt:
"Bayard Rustin was a nonviolent activist for social change whose life spanned some three quarters of the twentieth century. Although known primarily as a leader in the African-American struggle for civil rights, Rustin also involved himself in movements against war and militarism and those which promoted democracy and human rights internationally, and with the Religious Society of Friends."
Brian Corr
Executive Director, Cambridge Peace Commission
City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.4694 voice * 617.349.4766 fax
bcorr at cambridgema.gov<mailto:bcorr at cambridgema.gov>
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