July 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Utah State Fairpark
July 9 to July 18, 2021
Streaming Online via Eventive
Documentary, Religion, Transgender

My Name is Pauli Murray

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.

Opening Night film presented at the drive in at Fairpark Fairgrounds. This screening will be preceded by a drag show.

Directed by: Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Film type: Documentary
Runtime: 89 minutes
Year: 2020
Country: USA
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English

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