Please join us for a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, followed by a discussion with:
- Bill Fletcher, Jr., American Federation of Government Employees
- Susan Moir, Director, Labor Resource Center, UMass Boston
- Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Sixty years after the Brown decision struck down separate but equal schooling, how far have we come in achieving equality and inclusion in U.S. society? Brother Outsider, a film on civil rights and labor activist Bayard Rustin, explores the life and times of the chief organizer of the March on Washington. Rustin faced attacks not only for his civil rights activism, but also frequent taunts from U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond and other political notables because of his sexual orientation. Join us for the film, refreshments, and then a panel discussion with three leading commentators on issues of social justice in the post-Brown era including former TransAfrica president Bill Fletcher, Jr., labor and LGBT activist Susan Moir, and HLS Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr.
Co-sponsored by the Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and Boston’s Local 26