Oct 22 2020


8:00 pm - 9:30 pm



Showing Up Whole: Pauli Murray's Courageous Life

Join National Cathedral’s LGBTQIA Alliance and Barbara Lau, Director of the Pauli Murray Project at Duke University, to learn about the life of Saint Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. Pauli was an early and committed civil rights activist and the first African American to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal church – at the Cathedral. Her goal in life was an integrated body, mind, and spirit. What can we learn from Pauli that will help us bring our whole selves to the challenges we face today? Barbara will explore Pauli’s strategies – spiritual resiliency, evolving purpose, a commitment to justice, and a capacity for hope – and then break-out into small groups to discuss how Pauli’s life can help us bring our whole selves to the challenges we face today. Please register via Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to join the meeting and also resources to prepare you for discussion.

Register Here: Showing Up Whole: Pauli Murray’s Courageous Life

“Several scholars have explored Murray’s personal journals and writings bringing to light that Pauli identified at different parts of her life as a man and as a woman. In their work, these scholars have use “he/his/him” pronouns (Simmons-Thorne), “they/them/theirs” pronouns (Keaveney), “s/he” pronouns (Fisher) and “she/her/hers” pronouns (Rosenberg, Cooper, Drury). In Pauli’s autobiographical work,  Pauli used “she/her/hers” pronouns.” – Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice