Last year, she was active in the fight against HB 87, the controversial law approved by legislators and named the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.”
This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Rustin’s birthday on March 17 . Rustin, King’s openly gay friend and colleague in the civil rights movement, organized the 1963 March on Washington where King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.
“Throughout 2012, the Bayard Rustin Centennial will celebrate Rustin’s monumental contributions to the U.S. civil rights movement and international social justice efforts,” said Mandy Carter, national coordinator for the centennial project. Rustin, who was openly gay, introduced King to the teachings of Gandhi and organized the famous 1963 March on Washington where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Screenings of “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” and “The Edge of Each Others Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde” will be held at the Phillip Rush Center on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m.
Community sponsors for the breakfast and screenings: AID Atlanta, Atlanta Pride, Aniz, Bridge Catering, Change Atlanta, EM Designs, Georgia Equality, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Juxtaposed Transformation Center, Phillip Rush Center, Positive Impact, Radial Café, St. Mark United Methodist Church, State of Black Gay America Inc. and ZAMI NOBLA.