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A free and open to the public event tonight at Charis Books & More in Little Five Points will discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from a queer perspective.
The discussion takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Charis is located at 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307. The forum is titled, "Queer Community Conversation on the Legacy of the March on Washington."
Cortez Wright, communications and development associate for SPARK Reproductive Health NOW, will be the honorary LGBTQ grand marshal and speaker on behalf of LGBTQ African Americans at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally on Jan. 21.
The march and rally follows the annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast that takes place Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church located at 781 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday. The country celebrates his birthday on Jan. 21.
Over the past decade, the Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast has become the hallmark event of MLK Weekend in Atlanta as LGBT activists gather together for food and conversation.
Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, organizers of the annual breakfast, agree the event is known for bringing together a diverse crowd of people to discuss social justice while eating a free breakfast of eggs, bacon and biscuits.
This year there will not be a formal panel, Washington said. Instead, key leaders in the city’s LGBT community will present the theme and “deliver the charge” to attendees, he said. This year’s theme is “Re-Imagine the Dream.”
Local events planned to commemorate MLK Weekend
Students from Morehouse College have formed a Bayard Rustin scholars program at the all-male college which will introduce a new chapter of social justice at the school, according to a story in the student newspaper the Maroon Tiger.
“The program is named after him because the motto of program is modeled after his theory and methods,” said sophomore Marcus Lee, one of three students to introduce the program. “[The scholars] will be learning how to community organize and learning how tackle more issues at once.”
Gay civil rights icon topic of "Lessons Learned" readings at Charis