My Name is Pauli Murray

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Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Monday, February 21, 6pm

Sainer Auditorium, New College of Florida

Outdoor reception at 6pm prior to the screening with refreshments and Miss Susie’s Food Truck.

7pm – In-person screening with local panel discussion with moderater Judge Charles Williams, and panelists Sonia Fuentes (co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW)), Dean Yoleidy Rosario Hernandez (Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Ringling College of Art and Design), Judge Karimu Hill Harvey, and Dr. Emily Fairchild (Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at New College of Florida).

Tickets:  $10; proceeds will be shared by WSLR and our partnering nonprofit ASALH – Association for the Study of African American Life and History.


This luminous film examines the legacy of Pauli Murray. A lawyer, activist, poet, and priest, Murray’s life was dedicated to effecting change in America, especially around issues of race and gender equity. The experience of growing up Black in the segregated South—having moved to Durham, North Carolina, as a child—shaped Murray’s resolve to question and challenge cultural norms.

Determined to put ideas to paper, Murray left a vast archive, from letters to legal arguments to published books. Here, as prose comes to life as text on screen, Murray recounts the events that influenced a transformative career. Family members and scholars discuss Murray’s vast accomplishments and lasting imprint. Archival film clips, photographs, and writing reveal the thinking of this brave and brilliant individual. Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen make space to consider Murray not only as a trailblazing leader but as a person, offering a nuanced examination of Murray’s gender identity and private life.

Sunday, February 27 through Saturday, March 5Click here to register to view the film virtually for FREE.

Thank you to our film sponsors!

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