Film: My Name Is Pauli Murray


March 31, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us on International Transgender Day of Visibility for a screening of My Name Is Pauli Murray (Julie Cohen and Betsy West, 2021, 91 min.), a candid portrait of the groundbreaking attorney, activist, priest, and dedicated memoirist, told largely in Murray’s own words. Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray (1910–1985) shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness—around issues of race and gender equity. Murray paved the way for the development of intersectional legal theory, played a profound role in both the Civil Rights and women’s movements during the 1960s, cofounded the National Organization for Women (NOW), and overcame gender barriers to be ordained as an Episcopal priest.

Before the film, Derrick T. Jordan, Director of the Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, offers opening remarks on how you can support trans youth today. The screening is followed by a conversation between director Julie Cohen and Dr. Kimberly Springer, curator of the Oral History Archives at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library and long-running collaborator with the Pauli Murray Center. Plus, enjoy an after-hours viewing of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time.

Tickets are $16. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 5 and older must show proof of vaccination. Visitors 18 and older are also required to show a valid I.D.Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include captions for the film and ASL interpretation for the in-person conversation after the screening. For access needs, please email us at

Image caption and credit: Still from My Name Is Pauli Murray (Julie Cohen and Betsy West, 2021, 91 min.). (Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Studios)