Bayard Rustin Breakfast

Please join us for the 30th annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast.

Saturday March 30, 2019
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Columbia Point, Boston 02125

  • Entrance is $25 per person to help offset the cost of the community breakfast. Seating is limited to room capacity. Get your tickets online. Please call  617.450.1525 if you have any questions.


30 Years, A Charge to Keep and Be Kept


Join us to celebrate the legacy of our namesake, Bayard Rustin, and honor the invaluable contributions LGBTQ individuals from communities of color have made in the fight against HIV/AIDS here in Massachusetts.


Bayard Rustin Award for Courage: Gerald James


Belynda Dunn Award for Activism: The Medicine Wheel, Michael Dowling


Keynote Address: Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW


Performances by: The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Muldrow Sisters ft. Clyde Cross, and Keith Brinkley


The Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast maintains a tradition of commemorating and celebrating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Created by AIDS Action Committee 29 years ago, the Breakfast recognizes the roles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from communities of color in the fight against AIDS. The Breakfast is an inspiring event, drawing on the spirit of Bayard Rustin’s work in human rights, civil rights, and social activism. It is the longest-running event honoring Bayard Rustin’s legacy in the country.


The event includes entertainment and the awarding of honors in the names of Bayard Rustin and Belynda Dunn, an activist and former staff member of AIDS Action who contributed greatly to the fight against AIDS and related illnesses here in Boston.


*If you are unable to cover the cost of the event ticket, please contact us at 617.450.1525.  No one will be turned away due to financial hardship.



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