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Diversity and Inspiration: Screening of “My Name is Pauli Murray” at UNG


On Tuesday, October 24, at 12:30 p.m. at the Student Center Robinson Ballroom on the Gainesville campus, the University of North Georgia will host a special screening of “My Name is Pauli Murray”. A documentary that brings to light the incredible life and legacy of Pauli Murray. The event is organized by the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) office and headed by Kyle Murphy, associate director of Multicultural Student Affairs. It aims to inspire and educate students on the impact that Murray had on civil rights and gender equality.

Murray was a trailblazing figure in the 20th century, advocating for equal rights for all regardless of race or gender. As a lawyer, poet and civil rights activist, Murray challenged societal norms and legal precedents to pave the way for desegregation and gender equality. His legal theories were instrumental in the success of landmark civil rights cases, including Brown v. Board of Education.

Murphy spoke about how Murray’s life really fits with what their office is all about. He said, “Pauli Murray’s story and all the things they did match up well with our goals at the MSA office. We want to help students learn about important people from the past that they can see themselves in. And we hope that by learning about these people, students will feel connected to them and be inspired to keep going after their own dreams.” This shows this event is not just about watching a movie; it’s about helping students feel connected to great people from history and inspiring them to do great things themselves.

By hosting this event, the University of North Georgia and the Multicultural Student Affairs office are reinforcing their commitment to diversity, inclusion and the empowerment of their student body. Students are encouraged to attend and draw inspiration from Murray’s life, understanding that they too have the power to make a difference in the world.

In celebrating the legacy of Pauli Murray, the University of North Georgia continues to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders, activists, and change-makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with history and be inspired.

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