Bayard Rustin Symposium

Bayard Rustin Symposium

Presentations, discussions and song carrying on the legacy of Civil Rights and Labor strategist Bayard Rustin. Annual cultural and educational event. ASL interpreted

Bayard Rustin Symposium 2023 celebrates the 76th anniversary of Journey of Reconciliation the 1947 interracial bus rides organized by Rustin, that challenged segregation.

  • Robin Washington presents her video, You Don’t Have to Ride JIM CROW!
  • Theodore Dorsette III representing National Black Deaf Advocates.
  • Dr. Kerby Lynch on The Complex Case for Equity: How Bayard Rustin Predicted the Reparations Policy Crisis.

In person and live on YouTube rustinsymposium. Fully interactive with African American ASL interpreters.

Screening of the film “You don’t have to ride Jim Crow” after the speakers.

Masks required.


Date(s) - Sat, Jan 28, 2023
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm


JFK Library - Joseph Room
505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo


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Black History, Civil Rights