The Cambridge GLBT Commission and the Cambridge Peace Commission are sponsoring a viewing of the acclaimed documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. This free event will be held at the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow with Vice Mayor E. Denise Simmons, activist and Executive Director of the Peace Commission Brian Corr, and 2012 Bayard Rustin Service Award recipient Priscilla Lee.
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin details Rustin’s life, from his beginnings as an out gay man, a Quaker, and a pacifist, to his later years working tirelessly as a leader in the civil rights movement. Premiering at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, the film has received numerous awards and accolades, including the 2004 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary and a 2004 nomination for NAACP Award for Best Nonfiction Programming.
The free screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin will occur on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. inside the Lecture Hall of the Cambridge Public Library’s Main Branch at 449 Broadway, 617-349-4049. Opening reception with food and refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m.