Laverne Cox Speaks

Posted On January 26, 2015
Categories News 2015

An outspoken transgender advocate, Laverne Cox is the first trans-woman to produce and star in her own television show, TRANSForm Me, appear on the cover of TIME Magazine (June 9, 2014) and be nominated for an EMMY.

She is also the first trans-woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, Orange is the New Black. She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African-American transgender woman. TIME magazine named Sophia Burset the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013. She is also a recipient of the Dorian rising star award for Orange is the New Black.

A renowned, in-demand speaker, Cox has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country.

Learn more about Laverne Cox.

Event Information:
Wednesday, Feb. 4
3:30 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom