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June 3, 2022 29 min
Have you ever heard of Bayard Rustin? Thanks to a new musical at People's Light "Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland" – we find out more about the relatively little-known individual who was a major figure in organizing the 1963 March on Washington and a pioneer for LGBTQ rights. I speak to the lead actor, Reggie D. White who shares what it was like to portray Rustin during a transformative moment for the young activist - his 1944 prison sentence in Ashland, Kentucky. The play runs through June 12th.

I'm going to two very cool events on Saturday June 11th - The Sugarcane Festival sponsored by Asociación Puertorriqueño en Marcha (APM) which takes place from noon to 4 pm at 6th Street & Germantown Avenue. I speak to APM'CEO Nilda Ruiz about the return of the community festival and the supports offered by the social service agency.

Also on June 1llth, Sista Strut will raise money and awareness for breast cancer in women of color. I speak with Dr. Kristen Whitaker who is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, our charity sponsor. Dr. Whitaker is an Assistant Professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center with a practice focused on patients with breast cancer and patients at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
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