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Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

See you at the 33rd annual Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast!

Registration required.

Pay what you can. Suggested ticket price is $20 (in person) and $10 (virtual). Must pay at least $5. If you are unable to pay, please email for support.

Saturday, April 8, 2023
The Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and the presentation begins at 9:30 a.m.

The Breakfast will take place at the 
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
in Boston, MA.

Dress code is Semi Formal.

Our 2023 theme is “The Many Faces and Races of HIV/AIDS: The Collective Strength of Survival.” The Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast is an event of Fenway Health — the state’s leading provider of prevention and wellness services for people living with and at-risk of HIV/AIDS.

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Cecilia Chung, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Transgender Law Center. Cecilia Chung will also receive the Bayard Rustin Award for Courage.

During the event, the BRCB Committee will also present the Belynda A. Dunn Award for Activism to Sheryl Lee Ralph and special Image Award to Colman Domingo for his iconic role as Bayard Rustin in the soon to be released Rustin movie. 

This will be a hybrid event. The in-person portion has a capacity of 200 tickets and will be available on a first come, first serve basis on the website between March 1–March 15.


Bayard Rustin, one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, was an openly gay, African-American leader actively engaged in social movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Bayard went on to become the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. In 2013 he received the presidential medal of honor presented to him posthumously by President Obama for his work of social justice and change.


AIDS Action is New England’s largest provider of services to people living with HIV/AIDS and populations at risk of infection. AIDS Action goes beyond the basics and provides programs designed to stabilize the lives of our clients so that they may focus on getting and remaining healthy. Please visit to learn more.


Founded by members of the community in 1990 and created by AIDS Action Committee, now a division of Fenway Health. BRCB is an annual HIV/AIDS awareness event for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender+ people from communities of color to inform, affirm and empower us all in the continuing HIV/AIDS crisis. Historically, a central core to the Bayard Rustin Breakfast has been to use art—in all of its forms—as a strategy to educate, sustain hope and mobilize LGBTQ+ communities of color to become energized in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

This year’s Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast is dedicated to all those who continue to work towards getting to Zero infections caused by HIV/AIDS.


  • To better align our policies with state and city guidelines, COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged but will not be required.
  • Please be aware that we will be conducting basic COVID-19 symptom screening at the door.
  • If you are feeling symptomatic on the day of the event, we ask that you remain at home for the safety of our community and that you notify Adrianna Boulin that you will not be able to attend
  • The City of Boston recommends that masks be worn in settings where there may be individuals who are immunocompromised, seniors, and people who are unvaccinated. We invite guests to partner with us to keep our community safe by wearing their masks when not eating or drinking.

The Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast Committee

The Breakfast is planned by a dedicated committee of volunteers:

Co-Chairs: Kimberly Wilson & Nigel Griffith

Committee Members: Joty Allison, Harold du Four-Anderson, Robert Martin, Philip Robinson

Want to know more?

Please contact the committee directly:
Phone: 617.270.3327

Presented by:

Founded by members of the community and created and supported by:

AIDS Action

Want To Know More?

Contact Fenway’s Development Department

Phone: 617.927.6350

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Development Department
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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