[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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*When:* Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:45 pm *Where: *Central Square Library •  
45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge
/Brother Outsider/ [1]/ /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  
Quaker, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Rev. 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.

Long before Martin Luther King, Jr. became a national figure, Bayard Rustin  
routinely put his body — and his life — on the line as a crusader for  
racial justice. Rustin's commitment to pacifism and his visionary advocacy of  
Gandhian nonviolence made him a pioneer in the 1940s, and captured King's  
imagination in the 1950s. In 1963, with more than 20 years of organizing  
experience behind him, Rustin brought his unique skills to the crowning glory  
of his civil rights career: his work organizing the historic March on  
Washington, the biggest protest America had ever witnessed.

But Rustin was also seen as a political liability. He was openly gay during  
the fiercely homophobic era of the 40s and 50s; as a result, he was  
frequently shunned by the very civil rights movement he helped create. The  
compelling film 
/Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin/ 
chronicles Rustin's complex life story, a tale of race, prejudice, and  
idealism at the heart of 20th century America. Though he had to overcome the  
stereotypes associated with being an illegitimate son, an African American, a  
gay man and a one-time member of the Communist Party, Rustin — the ultimate  
outsider — eventually became a public figure and respected political  
insider. He not only shaped civil rights movement strategy as a longtime  
advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., but was known and respected by numerous  
U.S. Presidents and foreign leaders.
/There will be a discussion after the screening. Refreshments will be  
/This event is sponsored by the Cambridge Peace Commission and the Women’s  
International League for Peace and Freedom

"Brother Outsider illuminates as never before Rustin’s fascinating public  
career and his equally intriguing private life. It is a film worthy of his  
valuable legacy." *— Clayborne Carson, Stanford University, Director,  
Martin Luther King Papers Project*  

United for Justice with Peace [2] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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