Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:00pm
No Time for Hate Presents Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
(A Benefit Screening For the Ali Forney Center)
Join the “No Time for Hate” crew as we choose "love not hate” and resist bigotry in our neighborhood. In reaction to continued hate speech, we continue to raise money for the Harlem-based Ali Forney Center that helps homeless LGBTQ youth. Every night, 3800 young people are homeless in NYC. 40% are LGBTQ. Many have been pushed from their homes because of religious-based rejection. Together we'll draw inspiration from the life and work of Bayard Rustin (1912 – 1987) and Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer's incredible film on Rustin, Brother Outsider. Rustin was a tireless advocate for peace and social justice who dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. A mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and a disciple of Gandhi, Rustin received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 due to the tireless advocacy of his surviving life partner and Executive Director of The Bayard Rustin Fund, Walter Naegle.
Q&A with Brother Outsider directors Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer and Walter Naegle, Rustin's surviving life partner and Executive Director of The Bayard Rustin Fund.
Reception with DJ Lady DM to Follow Q&A!
Powerhouse Broadway director and Harlem resident Scott Ellis has donated three extraordinary prizes. Each winner receives two tickets and will be brought backstage to meet the cast of one of the following shows he is directing:
“You Can't Take It With You” starring James Earl Jones
“The Elephant Man” starring Bradley Cooper
“On the Twentieth Century” starring Kristen Chenoweth
Seating is limited. Tickets begin at $25.