Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

Join the Human Rights Campaign, Center for Black Equity, Hilton Worldwide and Verizon for a panel discussion and reception honoring the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin.

The event, held on August 28 at 7 p.m. in the HRC Equality Forum, will feature:

  • The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. House of Representatives, District of Columbia, friend & colleague to Rustin during the 1963 March on Washington
  • Mandy Carter, National Coordinator, Bayard Rustin Commemoration, National Black Justice Coalition
  • Damien Conners, National Executive Director/COO for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc (SCLC)
  • MacArthur Flournoy, theologian, author, and preacher, is the Director for Faith Partnership and Mobilization for the Human Rights Campaign
  • And moderator Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr., President & CEO, The Center for Black Equity

Or follow the live blog by Alivin McEwen, blogger of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Pam's House Blend (formerly), and The Huffington Post.

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