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Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

Date/Time: April 16, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum | University of Massachusetts Boston, Columbia Point, 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 26 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.


Dance Performance
Boston GLASS presents Vogue X

Musical Performance
Desmond Scaife, Jr.


Bayard Rustin Award for Courage
Alfredo Hernandez Chavez
Presented by Julián Cancino

Belynda Dunn Award of Recognition
Chastity Bowick
Presented by Philip Robinson

by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.


Presenting Sponsors

Heart Association



Major Sponsors

Fenway Health


Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare


*If you are unable to cover the cost of the event ticket, please contact us at 617-450-1512 to RSVP. No one will be turned away due to financial hardship.


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