“My Name is Pauli Murray” – Film Screening

  • ScreeningMonday, February 6, 2023, from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • DiscussionTuesday, February 7, 2023, from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • FacilitatorsMaudette Carr and Shelby Boblick
  • In-person, Handicapped Accessible
  • McDonough Hall on the St. Giles Campus – 1101 Columbian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Oak Park

Did you know that Pauli Murray was one of the most instrumental voices of the civil rights movement? Or is this the first time you are hearing her name? Many U.S. historians now claim that you cannot teach U.S. history without teaching the contributions of Pauli Murray. A legal trailblazer with pioneering contributions as a poet, activist, lawyer, and priest, you will not want to miss watching the documentary film My Name is Pauli Murray and participating in our film discussion!

This documentary film will be shown in the small conference room in McDonough Hall at 7 pm on Monday, February 6. In the spirit of Black History Month, Shelby Boblick and Maudette Carr will facilitate a discussion of the film on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm in McDonough Hall. Come to either or both sessions!

Our conversation together will touch on many of the “firsts” that Pauli Murray experienced and embodied in the fields of education and law, and socially through discrimination of race, gender, and sex. Through participants’ collective wisdom and deep listening, we may perceive a deeper understanding of Pauli Murray’s life. The life of Pauli Murray may be a story about bringing a new creation into being; we are destined to love, and we are going to love something into being – Join us!

Shelby Boblick has a background in spirituality and loves the outdoors. After 30+ years of corporate real estate law practice and being trained as a pastoral associate, Shelby chairs the Board of The Well, is a long-term parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Church, and facilitates a variety of spirituality conversations.

Maudette Carr is a social worker with 22+ years of experience in hospice and palliative care and is a presenter on end-of-life care. Having become a Sinsinawa Dominican Associate, Maudette has a second calling to follow in the Dominican charism. She is certified as a Circle Keeper in facilitating monthly anti-racism conversations. As long-time parishioner of St. Giles Church, Maudette serves the parish in many roles. Faith is important to Maudette.