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A City of York Human Relations Commission Fundraiser Event


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April 26, 2024
7:30 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Rating: PG-13
Price: Keynote/Film $30; Keynote/Film/Reception $75

The City of York Human Relations Commission presents an exclusive screening of Rustin, the compelling story of the architect behind the 1963 March on Washington, one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement, from Executive Producers Barack and Michelle Obama, and starring Coleman Domingo, Chris Rock, and Glynn Turman, among other notable actors.

Preceding the film, award-winning documentarian Yoruba Richen will lead a discussion that will connect the historic context of the movie with present realities and intersections of both anti-racism and LGBTQ+ rights.

A reception will be held in the Studio at the Appell Center at 5:30pm with light refreshments and beverages for an additional cost.


Proceeds benefit the efforts of the City of York Human Relations Commission.

Portait of Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on Netflix, MSNBC, FX/Hulu, HBO and PBS, among others. Her most recent film, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won a Peabody Award. It is currently streaming on Peacock.

Other recent work include the Emmy-nominated films American Reckoning (Frontline), How It Feels to Be Free (American Masters), The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show (Peacock) and Green Book: Guide to Freedom (Smithsonian Channel). Richen also directed an episode of the award-winning series Black and Missing for HBO and High on the Hog for Netflix. Her film, The Killing of Breonna Taylor, won an NAACP Image Award and is streaming on Hulu. Richen’s previous films, The New Black and Promised Land, won multiple festival awards before airing on PBS’s Independent Lens and P.O.V.

Richen is a past Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow and she won the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access. She was a Sundance Producers Fellow and Women’s Fellow and is a recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker’s Award. Yoruba is the Founding Director of the Documentary Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.


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