Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

Please join us for the 31st annual Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Please join us for this year’s virtual presentation on Twitch. Click on this link on Saturday, April 10th at 9:30 a.m. This is a FREE event.

This year’s Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast is dedicated to longtime Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast committee member and colleague, Jack Casey, who passed away on December 1, 2020.


Register for the event at the bottom of this page or click here. Please call 617.270.3327 if you have any questions.


For information regarding tickets, corporate sponsorship, or the planning committee, please contact Liz Roderick.


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 over 30 years ago, the Breakfast is an annual HIV/AIDS awareness event for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people from communities of color to inform, affirm and empower in the continuing HIV/AIDS crisis. This is achieved through music, art, and discussion to affect a positive attitude while fostering self-esteem.


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.


This event features music, art, and lively discussion to affect a positive attitude while fostering self-esteem. During the event, the BRCB committee will present the Bayard Rustin Award to Oriol Gutierrez for Courage, and the Belynda A. Dunn Award to Athena Vaughn for Activism and the keynote speaker address will be given by Darnell Williams, a community leader. The latter award is named in honor of Belynda Dunn, who was an activist and former AIDS Action staff member who contributed greatly to the fight against AIDS and related illnesses here in Boston.


Want to know more? Contact Event Manager Liz Roderick at or call Co-Chair Nigel Griffith at 617-270-3327.

Register Today!

Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast Registration


Presenting Sponsor

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Boston University

Consulate of Canada - Boston