Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Partying with a Purpose: DNC Charlotte Edition - Screening of "Brother Outsider" with Director Bennett Singer

The Bayard Rustin Fund & The Rustin Film Project in Conjunction with Queen City Productions & Meltdown Productions hosted by Bennett Singer

Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Partying with a Purpose: DNC Charlotte Edition -...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP Reception & Movie Screening followed by Q&A discussion with filmmaker Bennett Singer Ended Free $0.00
Early Bird Special:VIP Reception Cocktail Ticket
Ticket good for unlimited access to complimentry bar stocked with premium mixed drinks, DNC Signature Cocktails & wines from (6pm - 9pm only)
Ended $20.00 $1.49
Charitable Donation to The Rustin Film Project
Make a tax-deductible contribution to The Rustin Film Project to continue the great work of the Bayard Rustin Fund. With your help, we can continue to bring BROTHER OUTSIDER to new audiences while teaching younger generations about civil and human rights, peace and nonviolence, and respect for others, regardless of race or sexual orientation. Your support is greatly appreciated and will enable us to continue to keep Rustin’s voice and vision alive.
Ended

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Partying with a Purpose: DNC Charlotte Edition - Screening of "Brother Outsider" with Director Bennett Singer

Event Details

Partying with a Purpose: DNC Charlotte Edition

Please join Bennett Singer of The Rustin Film Project in conjunction with Queen City Productions & Meltdown Productions as we help celebrate the 100th birthday of Bayard Rustin and the Democratic nomination of Barack Obama! The celebration will consist of a screening of the award winning documentary, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," and the Director, Bennett Singer will moderate a Q&A session following the movie. Join us in celebrating the life of this African-American, gay, historic figure!friny on the late civil rights leader. Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist, has been called the "unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. He was the behind-the scenes architect of the historic 1963 March on Washington, a tireless crusader for social justice, a disciple of Gandhi, and a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely 1940s, 50s and 60s, but sometimes paid a heavy price for this openness. The film chronicles the triumphs and setbacks of his remarkable 60-year career.

ntary on the late civil rights leader. Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist, has been called the "unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. He was the behind-the scenes architect of the historic 1963 March on Washington, a tireless crusader for social justice, a disciple of Gandhi, and a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely 1940s, 50s and 60s, but sometimes paid a heavy price for this openness. The film chronicles the triumphs and setbacks of his Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the U.S. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement and helped mold Martin Luther King, Jr. into an international symbol of peace and nonviolence. Despite these achievements, Rustin was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned, and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era. Join us in celebrating the life of this African-American, gay, historic figure.

 

FAQs

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is free parking in the lot located next to the Trolley Museum. Also, we encourage our event participants to take CATS light rail to the event. No need to worry about DNC traffic, road closures, etc. The Bland Street CATS station is located directly behind the facility.

 

Have questions about Partying with a Purpose: DNC Charlotte Edition - Screening of "Brother Outsider" with Director Bennett Singer? Contact The Bayard Rustin Fund & The Rustin Film Project in Conjunction with Queen City Productions & Meltdown Productions hosted by Bennett Singer

When & Where


Charlotte Trolley Museum - South End
1507 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

The Bayard Rustin Fund & The Rustin Film Project in Conjunction with Queen City Productions & Meltdown Productions hosted by Bennett Singer

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.