Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Monday, January 19, 2015 marks the 14th annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast. This year’s theme is, “Justice, Freedom, and Desire: A Homecoming Part II,” following on the coattails of last year’s standing room-only event. This year’s event will take place at the Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303). Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 10:00 a.m. Following the breakfast, attendees are invited to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. March taking place on the corner of Peachtree St and Ellis St. The march will begin at 2 p.m.
Founded in 2002 by Reverend Darlene Hudson and Craig Washingon, The Rustin/Lorde breakfast honors two groundbreaking Black, LGBTQ activists with deep social justice roots that have contributed substantially to intersectionally-focused work happening in Atlanta today. Bayard Rustin was a social justice champion who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He later became a voice for gay rights and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2013. Audre Lorde was a civil rights activist and critic of racially-unaware feminist thought that dominated the intellectual landscape of the 1960s. Her revolutionary writing led to the Black feminist and womanist traditions that are largely embraced as heralds of modern intersectionality. The breakfast seeks to give voice to the continugin work of Black, LGBTQ activisits in Atlanta.
Date/Time: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 19, 2015
Location: The Loudermilk Center, Downtown Atlanta, 40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Parking: Free parking in the Loudermilk Center parking lot
Contact: To learn more about the breakfast, please visit the Bayard Rustin Audre Lorde Breakfast Facebook page.
This event is handicap accessible. Interpreters will be present for the hearing impaired.
Community Sponsors: AARP, AID Atlanta, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Atlanta Pride, Common Ground Real Estate, EM Designs Group, Georgia Equality, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), The Health Initiative, Phillip Rush Center
Promotional Partners: Atlanta Voice, Georgia Voice, Meak Productions