Bayard Rustin Day at the LGBTQ+ Institute

Join the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for the LGBTQ+ Institute’s first-ever Bayard Rustin Day. Discover the legacy of the civil rights icon and architect of the March on Washington, who is featured in our museum.

The 2023 Netflix film “Rustin” brought visibility and celebration to a long-celebrated icon at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Bayard Rustin. Following the March 10 Academy Awards – for which Colman Domingo is nominated for his leading role as Rustin- and on the day of Bayard Rustin’s birth (March 17, 1912), the LGBTQ+ Institute at NCCHR will celebrate its first-ever Bayard Rustin Day, honoring what collective action in the fight for human dignity means for us in 2024.

The day will consist of a tour of the center with a unique lens on intersectionality and featuring an original poem by the Institute’s Executive Director, Tim’m West, in the March on Washington gallery. The tour will be followed by a young adult panel moderated by Craig Washington LMSW Innervisions LLC, and featuring Toni-Michelle Williams, Carlton McCall (President, Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Raleigh A Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) Chapter), Marcus Lee (Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in LGBT Studies and Lecturer in the Department of African American Studies, Princeton University), and Evan Malbrough, Founder, Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project and Speak Truth to Power Youth Advisory Board Member at the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights organization.

To close our time together, we will host a fireside chat between Tim’m West and Bayard Rustin’s life partner, Walter Neagle, who will share some reflections on Rustin’s legacy as it relates to organizing and the fight for human dignity in 2024.

Click here to register for the event.