Please come out to the Rustin/Lorde Annual Breakfast on 01/16/12 at 10am! queersofBlackOUT will be there documenting this monumental celebration of these two phenomenal activists. In addition, the documentary “Outsider Brother,” focusing on the life of Bayard Rustin, will be screened at the breakfast and screened again next week on Thursday, Jan. 26th at Georgia State University. Anyone and EVERYONE is welcomed to come to this event and are allowed to bring guests with them. This event will be FREE of charge, plus refreshments included! Stay posted for the flyer and more updates of the time and location!!!
Originally named the Bayard Rustin Breakfast, this important annual event was founded in 2002 in order to acknowledge the important contribution of black gay social activist Bayard Rustin to the community-driven struggle for Civil Rights.In addition, this event was used as a “gathering time” for the LGBT community to come together in fellowship, activity, and fun before participating in the an…nual MLK, Jr. Parade. It has offered free breakfast, lively conversation, community education, and motivation for ongoing participation in social justice issues in Atlanta and beyond.Over the years, this event has expanded in many ways, including most importantly the addition of Audre Lorde as a focal ancestor for the event. Now known as the Rustin/Lorde Annual Breakfast, the event brings together hundreds of local activist, scholars, community members and allies to honor the life and work of Audre Lorde and Bayard Rustin during the MLK celebration.
The breakfast was founded in 2002 to achieve the following goals:
(1) to provide attendees the opportunity to connect before participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. March;
(2) to educate communities about the life and contributions of Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde and other activists;
(3) to enhance mutual support and continued learning among participants working for social justice.