Bayard Rustin Centennial Conference
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Please join us for a citywide dialogue on the legacy of Bayard Rustin and social justice work in changing times. This conference is free and open to the public.
Please note: Pre-registration is closed.
For Saturday, there is PLENTY of room; please join us at Lecture Center A1.
Friday, March 30th, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
UIC welcomes Mandy Carter, Coordinator of the Bayard Rustin Centennial 2012 Project of the National Black Justice Coalition to campus to share her thoughts about Rustin’s legacy as well as Centennial events taking place around the country.
An original performance explores Rustin’s life through uncovered letters composed during his prison stay as a war resister during WWII. Directed by Megan Carney, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, with dramaturgy by Jinna Holt and Nick Loumos, and performances by Luigi Salerno, Maximus Thomas, Jazmin Camarillo, and D.K. Simmons.
A collection of traditional spirituals once recorded by Rustin will be performed live by Anthony McGlaun under the direction of Johari Jabir, Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies.
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Lecture Center A1 is walking distance west of the Student Center East building (750 S. Halsted), the UIC/Halsted blue line stop, and the intersection of Harrison and Morgan. There is a link to an East Campus map above to help you plan your arrival. Signage will be posted.
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Action in the Tradition of Rustin
11 a.m. – noon
Perspectives on Rustin’s legacy.
12:00 – 1:30p.m. Lunch & Premiere of Bayard Rustin: Love Out Loud
A new video documentary looking at manifestations of Rustin’s legacy.
Created by Candice Eloby, MS Candidate in Digital Cinema at DePaul University and produced by Lori Barcliff Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center at UIC.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Intersectional Coalition Building
This conference is organized by the Gender and Sexuality Center at UIC.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
GSC, 1007 W. Harrison St. (MC 369), Chicago, IL 60607 :: Voice Phone (312) 413-8619 :: Fax Number (312) 996-4688