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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin – Documentary Panel
You’re invited to a free virtual panel discussion with Brother Outsider director Nancy Kates and Boston Globe associate editor and columnist Renée Graham, Monday, October 19 from 7 to 8 PM about the film, the life, and legacy of Bayard Rustin.

This powerful documentary illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin—the visionary activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement.

Presented by the Town of Brookline MLK Day Celebration Committee, and co-sponsored by Brookline Interactive Group, this free special event will be moderated by committee member Jack Curtis. A free-with-registration community screening of the film will be hosted on zoom, the day before the panel discussion, on Sunday, October 18th from 4-6 pm.

Panelist bios:

Nancy Kates co-produced and directed Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, which premiered in 2003 at the Sundance Film Festival and on PBS’s POV series. The film has won numerous honors, including a 2004 GLAAD Media Award, and audience awards at major film festivals. A 1984 honors graduate of Harvard University, Kates worked for several years at Harvard’s Kennedy School writing public policy case studies, before studying film at Stanford University. Her films include Their Own Vietnam, which won the 1995 Student Academy Award in documentary, and the award-winning HBO film Regarding Susan Sontag, which has screened in over 35 countries. In 2014, Kates was named to the OUT 100, the magazine’s annual list of influential LGBTQ Americans.

Renée Graham is an award-winning opinion columnist and associate editor for the Boston Globe. She writes on a variety of subjects including white supremacy and systemic racism, domestic violence, LGBTQ issues, police misconduct, gun control, and politics. She is also a regular contributor on WBUR-FM’s “Radio Boston” and GBH-TV’s “Basic Black.”

Oct 19, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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