Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Film presentation: “Brother Outsider”
tonight, June 25th, at 7 pm

FAITH, HOPE & PRIDE COMMITTEE OF ST. COLUMBA PARISH PRESENTS A FILM FROM THE CHELSEA COMMUNITY
Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm
“Brother Outsider” the story of Bayard Rustin


Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcasts on PBS’ P.O.V. series, Logo/MTV, and public television’s America ReFramed series, 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.

On November 20, 2013, Barack Obama bestowed a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — on Bayard Rustin. Walter Naegle, Rustin’s surviving life partner, accepted the award. Rustin was one of 16 Americans honored at this ceremony. To view C-SPAN’s coverage of this event, click here.

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