Quire Fundraiser Concert & Dinner
Date(s) - 02/29/2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quire of Eastern Iowa will present a special fundraising concert and dinner at Peoples Church on Saturday, February 29th. We welcome you to explore the intersectionality of racism and homophobia through the choral work Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream, by Cincinnati composer Steve Milloy.
The Quire, along with special guest Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague, will celebrate Black History Month by honoring the life of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin through story and song. Rustin, an openly gay black man and member of the Quaker faith, is best remembered as a principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
He was a friend and mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., introduced nonviolent protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and persevered through harassment, arrest, imprisonment and physical aggression, largely in response to his refusal to be closeted and his drive to speak out wherever he saw injustice.
Doors will open at 6 PM, with dinner served in the Andre Room on the lower level at 6:15 PM. The concert will begin at 7:30PM in the Sanctuary.
Tickets are $35 for both the dinner and concert, or $20 for the concert only, and may be purchased through this link.