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Film Group

Saturday, May 18, 2024
7:00 PM
Winnetka Congregational Church
(PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)

Join us for a screening of “Rustin," the 2023 movie produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. This film tells the story of Bayard Rustin, who was a key figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, yet prior to the release of this film Rustin's contributions had been overlooked and underappreciated.

He convinced Martin Luther King to adopt a strategy of nonviolent resistance, and also played the most important role in organizing the very effective 1963 March on Washington. He was Black, Quaker, and openly gay in a racist and homophobic era. He was outspoken in support of the State of Israel, and was an important figure in the struggle to get Jews out of the Soviet Union. 

Following the film, we will enjoy a brief discussion. Please plan to bring a snack to share with others so we can have a "potluck-style" snacking table while watching the film together.

Please contact Carol McCardell and Michael Solomon with any questions. 


 

 

 

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