Brother Outsider: The Life of Baylard Rustin

Baynard Rustin and Martin Luther King Jr.

In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to attend a screening of

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
MLK Auditorium | Hale Hall

This award-winning documentary tells the story of activist Bayard Rustin, the "unknown hero" of the Civil Rights Movement. Rustin is the master strategist who brought Gandhi's nonviolent protest techniques to the American Civil Rights Movement, mentored Martin Luther King Jr., assisted with the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and eventually organized the 1963 March on Washington.

Despite his inspiring work and achievements, Rustin 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. Brother Outsider tells the story of the many triumphs and setbacks that Rustin experienced over his 60-year career as an activist.

Awards: Eight best documentary awards, seven audience favorite awards, Sundance film festival selection, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary

Moderator for the Student Panel Discussion

Jeff Perkins, MEd, LGBTQ Intercultural Specialist, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center

Refreshments and a raffle will be offered.

For questions about access, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for disability, please contact Melody Gronsky at