A growing number of workplaces are using Bayard Rustin’s intersectional story as a catalyst to spark reflection on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and to foster bridge-building between LGBTQ+ and African American or multicultural Employee Resource Groups. Worldwide, more than 100 corporations, law firms, financial services companies, and government agencies have hosted Rustin Diversity Presentations. Workplace hosts include JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Moody's, Northern Trust, Nationwide Insurance, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ingersoll Rand, Xcel Energy, Google, NBCUniversal, CBS, McGraw-Hill, Cleary Gottlieb, Freshfields, Hogan Lovells, Sullivan & Cromwell, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“During Pride Month and Black History Month, our law firm hosted screenings of BROTHER OUTSIDER, and the feedback has been consistently excellent. Many question how it is possible that they had not learned of Rustin’s life and work sooner. Rustin was a renaissance man, an activist, an artist, and an international human rights hero. We all need to spread the word so that more can be inspired!”
“This is one of the most powerful programs we have offered, and I highly recommend it to other companies. Having Bennett Singer and Walter Naegle present to provide both the academic and emotional context for Rustin’s life was very special and gave the program even greater relevance.”
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