Monday, September 16, 2013
Social Action Week Kickoff
Social Action Week begins with a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Sept. 15, 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Black Student Alliance will host the commemoration of the bombing, which killed four young girls, horrified the nation, and marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. The four girls were posthumously presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on Sept. 10.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Screening of "Brother Outsider"
Presented by the Politics Department as part of the weekly film series for Politics 101.
During his 60-year career as an activist and organizer, Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American Civil Rights movement. In 1963, Rustin brought his skills to the crowning glory of his civil rights career: his work organizing the March on Washington, the biggest protest America had ever seen. But his open homosexuality forced him to remain in the background, marking him again and again as a "brother outsider."