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Bayard Rustin, Angelic Trouble Maker?

Bayard Rustin, Angelic Trouble Maker?

Film Screening of Brother Outsider

Followed by discussion with Filmmaker Harold Weaver

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

4:30 p.m.

Science Center 199

Swarthmore College

A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. 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. Five years in the making and the winner of numerous awards, /Brother Outsider /presents a feature-length documentary portrait, focusing on Rustin’s activism for peace, racial equality, economic justice and human rights.

You are invited to a special screening of /Brother Outsider/ which will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker, Harold Weaver.

Dr. Harold Weaver is a Non-Resident Fellow, Du Bois Research Institute, Harvard University. He is also a filmmaker and principal curator of “The China Project,” “The Black Quaker Project” and “The Black Film Project.” Co-editor of the 2011 anthology,/ Black Fire: African American Quakers On Spirituality And Human Rights/, Dr. Weaver taught the first course on African cinema in the United States at Rutgers University in 1972.

This event is free and open to the public.

Organized by Sociology and Anthropology, and Black Studies. Funding provided by many programs and departments.

Nuremberg film screening

NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY (1948)

The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration

Writer-director Stuart Schulberg, left, pictured at his film’s 1948 premiere in Stuttgart, Germany, with John Scott. (Courtesy photo)
One Screening Only!

Monday, December 5, 2011

7:00 pm

Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

(maps and directions)

Special guest Sandra Schulberg (’71) – daughter of filmmaker Stuart Schulberg & producer of the restoration – will speak about the making of Nuremberg and its subsequent suppression in the U.S.

Visit www.nurembergfilm.org and Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today on Facebook

Co-sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies and German Studies. Event made possible by the Serendipity Fund.

Sandra Schulberg '71 and Sam Hirshman '13
Sandra Schulberg '71 and Sam Hirshman '13 talk after the screening of the film in LPAC Cinema.

“Peace One Day” film screening on Sept. 21, International Peace Day

What will you do to make peace on September 21, 2011, the International Day of Peace?

Join the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program for a screening of “Peace One Day” followed by a moderated discussion with Profs. Jennifer Magee and Lee Smithey about the documentary and an exploration of the impact of an International Day of Peace.

Location: Science Ctr. 199, Swarthmore College (maps and directions)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Screening

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Discussion

Refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Jennifer Magee 610-328-7320

In 1999, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley had a simple but powerful idea – persuade the world to lay down its weapons for a day. Two years later, the member states of the United Nations declared an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September. Despite the humanitarian successes in Afghanistan and in other parts of the world, a global ceasefire still proves elusive. In this third film, Jeremy continues to record his extraordinary efforts to achieve the seemingly impossible.