Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-09-01
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Legacy Project, Affinity co-host screening of Brother Outsider
From a news release
2012-03-14

This article shared 3687 times since Wed Mar 14, 2012
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


The Legacy Project and Affinity Community Services are proud to announce a special screening of "BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin" featuring a rare Q&A with the award-winning film's creator and co-director Bennett Singer.

CINEMA Q — II

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 6:30p

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

Claudia Cassidy Theater

78 E. Washington, Chicago

Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards and honors in the U.S. and abroad, BROTHER OUTSIDER illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for social and economic justice, a disciple of Gandhi, and a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. BROTHER OUTSIDER reveals the price that Rustin paid for this openness, chronicling both the triumphs and setbacks of his remarkable 60-year career. The film has been described as "powerful and startling" ( The Advocate ) , "poignant" ( TIME ) , "rich in humanity" ( Africana.com ) , "brilliant" ( Wall Street Journal ) and "a potent and persuasive piece of historical rediscovery" ( Los Angeles Times ) .

Victor Salvo, Executive Director of The Legacy Project, said "We are thrilled to be able to bring this important film to Chicago along with its filmmaker, Bennett Singer, who has never before had an opportunity to conduct a Q&A with a Chicago audience. We are especially pleased to be able to co-host this special screening with our friends at Affinity Community Services, and are grateful to Richard Knight, Jr. of the Queer Film Society for inviting us to participate in this year's CINEMA Q — II LGBT film series at Chicago's beautiful Cultural Center."

Kim Hunt, Executive Director of Affinity Community Services echoed Salvo's sentiments, saying "It's really unfortunate that more people don't know about Bayard Rustin's immense contributions to the Civil Rights Movement for Black Americans and the freedom of all people. The fact that he did this work as an openly gay, Black man challenges notions about the incompatibility of struggles for civil rights for Black people and civil rights for LGBT people."

Salvo added "Kim and I have been working together for the last year as part of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance and the Prevent School Violence/Illinois coalition of organizations to address the social isolation and cultural marginalization that leads to despair and bullying among today's youth — especially LGBTQ youth. We hope all LGBTQ youth will consider taking advantage of this free screening to come and learn about the incredible contributions made by Bayard Rustin, who rose from extremely humble origins to lead the Civil Rights Movement as an unapologetic, openly gay man during the deeply homophobic 1940s, 50s and 60s. What he endured cannot be imagined by those of us who take our freedoms for granted — yet he triumphed in the face of great opposition and adversity. It is a message we hope will resonate with LGBTQ youth who desperately need historically significant role models to build a sense of their own potential to have a positive impact on the world we share."

***

The Legacy Project is a 501 ( c ) 3 Chicago-based non-profit conceived to oversee the creation of "The Legacy Walk" — the world's only outdoor international "museum walk" to highlight the contributions Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people have made to world history and culture. Bayard Rustin will be among The Legacy Walk's 2012 Inductees when the installation is dedicated on October 11, 2012 — "National Coming-Out Day." Through the Legacy Project Education Initiative the organization plans to provide educational resources to students, teachers and parents to help bring knowledge of GLBT contributions to those who need it most.

Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities through collective analysis and action for social justice, freedom, and human rights. Bayard Rustin's belief in the "oneness of the human family" centers Affinity's work in the areas of health and wellness, civic engagement, and immigration reform.

BENNETT SINGER, of Question Why Films, is a New York-based filmmaker and writer who produced and co-directed BROTHER OUTSIDER. Bennett's previous documentary credits include the Emmy- and Peabody-Award-winning EYES ON THE PRIZE II; WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN AMERICA; and THE QUESTION OF EQUALITY, all broadcast nationally on PBS. He is currently at work on ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION, a feature-length documentary that uses irreverent humor to show why America's voting system is broken—and how it can be fixed.

The CINEMA Q — II Film Series at the Cultural Center will run the entire month of March at the Cultural Center. For more information contact the Queer Film Society.

See related story at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Bayard-Rustin-confab-at-UIC/36707.html


This article shared 3687 times since Wed Mar 14, 2012
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

LGBT History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door
2021-10-22
It's been a long time coming, but officials at the Alice Austen House on New York's Staten Island have thrown open the closet door, now fully embracing the lesbian pioneer and photographer who lived in the ...


Gay News

MOVIES 'Bolshoi Ballet' series to start locally Nov. 7
2021-10-21
The "2021-2022 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema" series is set to begin Sunday, Nov. 7 with Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus—LIVE. Spartacus is considered a ballet tour de force, set to Aram Khachaturian's score. Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus—LIVE is set t ...


Gay News

Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest names winners
2021-10-21
--From a press release - CHICAGO, Illinois — The 39th Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival today announced the winning films from its 2021 program, which included 33 feature films and 54 short films curated in nine programs. This year's submissions ...


Gay News

'Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets' LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media' panel Nov. 4
2021-10-21
--From a press release - In recent years LGBTQ+ people have increasingly seen representations of themselves, celebrations of their lives and stories, and coverage of LGBTQ+ issues across media channels. This has led to a worldwide rise in understanding, cultural acceptance, ...


Gay News

Black Alphabet returns to host annual film festival in November
2021-10-20
By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni - The Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) is returning to Chicago after the pandemic forced the organization to cancel last year's event. On Nov. 5-7, BAFF will showcase 21 films and shorts about the Black queer experience ...


Gay News

LGBT History Project: Tee A. Corinne: Photographer of lesbian sexuality
2021-10-19
By Victoria A. Brownworth - Over her decades as a lesbian photographer and artist, Tee Corinne said, "I'm one of the most obscure famous artists." Famous? Yes. Obscure? Certainly not within artistic circles nor within the queer art world where she ...


Gay News

Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard
2021-10-17
- The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16. The plaques, part of Northalsted's half-mile Legacy Walk, recognized Murray and ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Superman, TheWrap, Oscar Wilde, Billy Porter, Cher, 'Dragula'
2021-10-17
The ongoing comic Superman: Son of Kal-El, by writer Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, launched in July and saw Jon Kent officially take up the mantle of the Man of Steel now that his father, ...


Gay News

Wizard World Comic Con returns to Chicago
2021-10-17
After being canceled last year because of the COVID pandemic, Wizard World Comic Con Chicago returned to Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Oct. 15-17—and thousands of people attended. People ranging from attendees to vendors ...


Gay News

Jury selection in Smollett trial starts Nov. 29
2021-10-15
The Jussie Smollett saga continues. Almost three years since out actor Jussie Smollett (TV's Empire; the film Alien: Covenant) was allegedly attacked in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, Cook County Judge James ...


Gay News

LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven'
2021-10-15
Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ...


Gay News

CIFF, featuring LGBTQ+ films, running through Oct. 24
2021-10-15
North America's longest-running competitive film festival, this year's event expands throughout Chicago with presentations at venues across the city, including at AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; the Gene Siskel Film Center; special drive ...


Gay News

Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24
2021-10-15
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...


Gay News

Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy
2021-10-14
by Max Lubbers - LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy ...


Gay News

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray, architect of history
2021-10-13
By Victoria A. Brownworth - (Note: The pronouns she/her are used in keeping with Murray's own writings, but Murray was a transmasculine and gender-nonconforming lesbian.) Some say Pauli Murray is the most important U.S. activist many have never heard of. An ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.