From Witness to Action - Bayard Rustin and The Journey of Reconciliation



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An evening of storytelling, music, and art celebrating the life of Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Journey of Reconciliation, a visionary and inspiring action to push for desegregation in the American South.

Emceed by Walter Naegle, surviving life partner of Bayard Rustin and executive director of the Bayard Rustin Fund.

Guest speakers and performers will include ( click on names for more info):

~ Robin Washington, creator of the documentary You Don't Have to Ride Jim Crow!

~ Mandy Carter, life long activist for peace and social justice

~ Matteo Adams, opera singer, MFA program at NYU

~ AJ Stetson, singer and art activist

~ Todd Drake, art activist and Co-Director of Penington Friends House

~ Desmond Beach, art activist, 2021-2022 Bayard Rustin Residency Fellow at the Penington

March 17th is the 110th birth date of Bayard Rustin - join us to hear from a life that still instructs, a life that provokes us to speak truth to power, build the blessed community, and turn our witness into the true evidence of our faith - Action!

This is a FREE event hosted by Penington Friends House.

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