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Thursday, March 14 2013

Award Winning Documentary Screening in Valley

Adapted from a UAW Local 2322 press release:

The Education & Solidarity Committee of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2322, will host a free showing of "Brother Outsider:  The Life of Bayard Rustin" on Wednesday, March 20th, at 6:00 pm in the Community Room of Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.  This showing celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and also honors Bayard Rustin during the week of his 101st birthday.  This will be the first film in a free series of educational films hosted by UAW Local 2322.

Bayard Rustin was an important civil rights leader, friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and architect for the important 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom.  Mr. Rustin was also a gay man, and the perception and reaction to his sexual orientation forced him into the background and eventually out of the leadership of the civil rights movement.  Bayard Rustin was truly a "brother outsider".

The film is part of the acclaimed POV documentary film series on PBS and was the winner of a GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary and was an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.  It has also won 8 Best Documentary awards and 7 Audience Favorite awards.

United Auto Workers Local 2322 is an amalgamated union of 18 shops that represents over 3600 workers in Western Massachusetts & Vermont in the fields of higher education, early childhood education, and health and human services. This event is being co-sponsored by Western Mass. Pride at Work.

This event is free and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served.