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"Brother Outsider" film viewing and discussion
A Showing of the film Brother Outsider
On the life and civil rights work of Bayard Rustin
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
TEENS & COLLEGE STUDENTS ESPECIALLY WELCOME!
TIME: 5:30 p.m. Light supper
6:15 p.m. Film viewing
8:00 p.m. Dessert and discussion
PLACE: Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting
158 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ 07928
Please join us on Saturday evening, February 2, to explore the life of this “unknown hero,” Bayard Rustin, and his exceptional work in advancing civil rights.
Rustin, an influential African-American Quaker, orchestrated the historic March on Washington in 1963. He is credited with persuading Martin Luther King and his advisors to make Ghandian nonviolence an essential part of the civil rights movement.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which took place 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Join us in learning more about Bayard Rustin’s legacy, his struggle to live openly and productively as a gay man, and his continuing relevance to civil and human rights today.
FOR DIRECTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION: www.chathamquakers.org
|Where||Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting 158 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ 07928|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||5:30 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Teens, Seniors|
More About Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting
Compared to most Chatham institutions of worship, Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting is relatively new. Its roots go back to the 1920s.
Its original founders met in Summit before moving to the current meeting house, which was built in 1970 (it was partially renovated in 2007). The meeting has no paid clergy members; its philosophy, according to its Web site, is that "all members are potential ministers."
Sunday worship is at 11am. During July and August, it is at 10am. Children are invited to attend the first hour of worship before retiring to Sunday school. Care for infants and toddlers is also provided during services.
The church compiles what it calls "official minutes"—statements that describe the collective beliefs of the church on a variety of issues. It has recently composed minutes supporting the abolition of New Jersey's death penalty and favoring recommendations to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay.