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Thursday, September 1, 2022

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Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Fall 2022 Beyond Boundaries Screening and Discussion Series

The Buffalo State Beyond Boundaries Film Screening and Discussion Series announces its fall 2022 lineup of documentaries, each followed by a panel discussion. Screenings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center Tower Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 15
My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021)
My Name Is Pauli Murray examines the life and ideas of the Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray, the nonbinary Black lawyer, activist, and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall. Murray is one of the most influential figures in American twentieth-century history, whose personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time.

Thursday, October 13
The Janes (2021)
Using code names, blindfolds, and safe houses to protect their identities and their work, seven women built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions in Chicago in pre-1972. They called themselves Jane. Facing off against the mafia, the church, and the state, the Janes exhibited unparalleled bravery and compassion for those most in need. Directed by Sundance Film Festival alumni Tia Lessen and Emma Pildes.

Thursday, November 17
100 Years from Mississippi (2020)
100 Years from Mississippi, directed by Buffalo native Tarabu Kirkland, tells the story of Mamie Lang Kirkland, who was 7 years old when she fled Mississippi in 1915 with her mother and siblings, as her father and his friend, John Hartfield, escaped an approaching lynch mob. John Hartfield returned to Mississippi in 1919 and was killed in one of the most horrific lynchings of the era. Like that of many of the 6 million African Americans who left the Deep South, Mamie’s story is a testament to the courage and hope of her generation. At 107 years old, Mamie Kirkland made the journey back to Mississippi with Tarabu Kirkland, her son, to finally confront her childhood trauma.

Beyond Boundaries is sponsored by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center and is curated by Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles, associate professors of communication.

Submitted by: Meg E. Knowles
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