Event: "My Name is Pauli Murray" film screening and panel discussion
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 4:30pm (screening) 6:30pm (panel discussion)
Location: Warren Hall Courtroom
The LRC DEIA Committee, Women's Law Caucus, Pride Law, and Black Law Students Association present a screening of My Name is Pauli Murray and a panel discussion of the film with Professors Jean Ramirez (Law), Channon Miller (History), and Marcelle Maese (English; Women's and Gender Studies). Pizza and popcorn will be served. The screening will begin at 4:30pm and the panel discussion will begin at 6:30pm. Please register by October 24th.
Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation--and consciousness--around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South--who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity--Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli's personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli's own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.
This event was inspired by a panel discussion of My Name is Pauli Murray hosted by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. Find a recording of their discussion below or on YouTube.