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Bayard Rustin film screening and panel discussion at Hudson Area Library

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January 2, 2019 12:08 pm

HUDSON — Hudson Area Library in collaboration with Out Hudson and SBK Social Justice Center is pleased to present Brother Outsider: Film Screening & Panel Discussion Friday, January 18, 6-8 p.m. at the library. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin is a documentary on the life of the activist & organizer, who was central to the Civil Rights Movement. He worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Rustin often took a back seat because his open homosexuality forced him from the public eye.

The panel includes Tandra LaGrone, Executive Director of In Our Own Voices, which serves the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender People of Color, our Friends and Families (www.inourownvoices.org); James Powell, Arts & Creative Editor; and Khary Septh, Editor in Chief, both of The Tenth Magazine (www.thetenthmagazine.com). The panel will lead a discussion with the audience on issues LGBTQ People of Color face, how Rustin’s bravery and openness can help develop our own self-awareness and self-expression, and how activism looks today compared with Civil Rights Movement and what it could look like in the future.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

OutHudson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and advance the visibility of LGBTQ people in Columbia County. In addition to sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, OutHudson is the sponsor of the LGBTQ Pride Weekend in Hudson, NY.

SBK Social Justice Center (SBK) is a black led community-based organization committed to overcoming the long standing social and racial injustices that breed economic and social distress within the City of Hudson and Columbia County. SBK enacts change through its investment in building a community where people of color are empowered to intervene in the systems of oppression that impact them. They lead this shift through creating networks of support and service for each other, organizing for political representation and policy change, and educating youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. For more information visit hudsonarealibrary.org.