Building Coalition and Strengthening Community

Building Coalition and Strengthening Community:
Do you know Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin?

LGBTQI Life in collaboration with the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center (BCC) invites you to celebrate the life and times of civil rights hero Bayard Rustin with two events in February.

I-Lens Film showing followed by a discussion of the film
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.
Wednesday, February 19 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sarratt Cinema

Kernels Gourmet Popcorn and refreshments will be provided during the film showing!

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BROTHER OUTSIDER takes a multifaceted approach to the material, reflecting the complexity of Rustin-€™s story. This feature-length portrait unfolds both chronologically and thematically, using interviews and traditional documentary techniques, as well as experimental approaches. The work of Marlon Riggs and the pastiche quality of his groundbreaking documentaries have inspired the production team. The historical aspects of the piece are based on meticulous primary research in the Rustin papers and other archives, and will incorporate elements such as archival footage, stills, posters and broadsheets, government propaganda films, paintings, and other cultural artifacts.  Watch the trailer.


Book discussion of
Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
by Bayard Rustin(Author) , Devon W. Carbado (Author) , Donald Weise (Author)
Thursday, February 27 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Auditorium

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We have a limited amount of free copies of Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin for Vanderbilt Students which can be picked up at one of these three locations:
LGBTQI Life K.C. Potter
Vanderbilt Black Cultural Center
Carpenter Program- Div School Building Office 224

Time on Two Crosses showcases the extraordinary career of this black gay civil rights pioneer. Spanning five decades, the book combines classic texts ranging in topic from Gandhi-€™s impact on African Americans, white supremacists in Congress, the antiwar movement, and the assassination of Malcolm X, with never-before published selections on the call for gay rights, Louis Farrakhan, affirmative action, AIDS, and women-€™s rights. Also included are twenty-five photos from the Rustin estate.