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Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

Date/Time: April 12, 2014 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum | Columbia Point, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA

The Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast maintains a tradition of commemorating and celebrating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Created by AIDS Action Committee 25 years ago, the Breakfast recognizes the roles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from communities of color in the fight against AIDS. The Breakfast is an inspiring event, drawing on the spirit of Bayard Rustin's work in human rights, civil rights, and social activism. It is the longest-running event honoring Bayard Rustin's legacy in the country.

The event includes entertainment and the awarding of honors in the names of Bayard Rustin and Belynda Dunn, an activist and former staff member of AIDS Action who contributed greatly to the fight against AIDS and related illnesses here in Boston.

Our 2014 awardees are:

Douglas Brooks, Lifetime Achievement Award
David Munar, Bayard Rustin Award of Courage
Abe Rybeck, Belynda Dunn Award
Theater Offensive, Belynda Dunn Award

Hosted by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Fenway Health, Justice Resource Institute, and the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition.

Keynote Address by Michael Curry of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Jamar RogersSpecial Performances by Jamar Rogers from the NBC show The Voice and True Colors, a program of Theater Offensive. 

Click here to purchase tickets to the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

Presenting Sponsors

Gilead Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

*If you are unable to cover the cost of the event ticket, please contact us at 617-450-1251 to RSVP. No one will be turned away due to financial hardship.


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