Film Screening “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin”

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WHAT: Film Screening “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin”

WHEN: Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM UTC+07

WHERE: The American Center – Ho Chi Minh City, 8 Floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Moderator: Andrew Riplinger, U.S. Consulate Officer

Come celebrate Black History Month at the American Center and watch clips from the documentary “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.” This film discusses the life and activism of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. Rustin was a fierce advocate not only for racial justice alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but he also lived as an openly gay man during a time of immense homophobia. Because of his bravery, President Barack Obama awarded Bayard Rustin a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian honor. After showing clips from this documentary, Consular Officer Andrew Riplinger will facilitate a discussion about the intersection of racial justice and sexual liberation within the civil rights movement.

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