Intersections Film Series – “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Join us for the second spring semester film in the Driving It Home film series co-presented by Penn State’s Sustainability Institute and WPSU. This online series explores the Sustainable Development Goals and how they drive home to our local level. My Name Is Pauli Murray explores the extraordinary life and work of Pauli Murray–poet, lawyer, and the first African American female Episcopalian priest. Murray’s legal work became the basis of the Brown v. Board of Education argument for school desegregation, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s arguments on sex equality, and the basis of LGBTQA+ rights cases. But beyond Murray’s lasting legal impacts, there is also the impact of who Murray was as a pioneering non-binary person at a time when others had no idea about this identity. This powerful film demonstrates the ties that bind all civil, gender, and sexual rights movements into solidarity as basic human rights. We will follow the screening with a panel discussion. Free and open to all, but registration required.