Celebrate Black History Month with The Center by
attending these programs and events!
Attend the screening of "Bayard Rustin: Brother Outsider" – February 21st
On Thursday, February 21st, the Center Celebrates Black History Month with the film "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin." This award-winning documentary illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called "the invisible man" of the civil rights movement.
A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. "Brother Outsider" reveals the price that Rustin paid for this honestly, chronicling both the setbacks and triumphs of his 60-year career.
The film will be shown on Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at The Center at Garden City. It is open to all, and a powerful way for The Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. A discussion of the film will follow.
Take Part in Spoken Word Poetry Night – February 26th
Spoken word has a long history in African American history and culture, drawing on a rich literary and musical heritage, with artists shaping their performances with metaphor, alliteration, rhythm and wordplay.
We will have several artists performing, including special guest, New York City's 2011 Youth Poet Laureate Justin Long-Moton.
Justin won the Brave New Voice International Youth Poetry Slam in 2010, and has performed in venues across the area, including opening the 13th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Grand Slam Finals at the historic Apollo Theater. Now a student at Adelphi University, Justin has also published his first book of poems, "Manual," with themes of overcoming obstacles and movement from hardship to triumph. The event is free and open to all.
The Long Island GLBT Community Center is proud to present a series of rotating exhibits honoring some of the remarkable members of the diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community and their allies who have made extraordinary contributions to humankind.
Each month, a different exhibition will be displayed at The Center at Garden City. By providing monthly spotlights into the lives of a select group of individuals, the series ultimately celebrates and honors the immensity of the contributions of and for the GLBT community.
This month's exhibition is open for viewing
Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm and
The Center at Garden City 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110 Garden City, NY 11530 516.323.0011
Admission is free, but donations to help support this
important initiative are encouraged.