Activities Board Presents: Laverne Cox

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Activities Board Presents: Laverne Cox
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Laverne Cox, an Emmy-nominated actress best known for her role in the Netflix series Orange is The New Black, will speak at in CMU’s Wiegand Gymnasium on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm. The speech is sponsored by the Activities Board, CMU Allies, Residential Education, the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Student Dormitory Council, Student Senate, DOSA,, and the Graduate Student Assembly.

Laverne Cox explores how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal narrative to share how she has been able to navigate the world and all its challenges. From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding the courage to step into the womanhood she always knew at heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance, and love.

Tickets can be reserved at carnegiemellontickets.com and are free for CMU faculty, staff, and students. Tickets will be released Wednesday 3/1/17 at 10am and will be first come, first served!

There will be a non-ticketholder line at the event for folks unable to secure a ticket and if there is space they may be granted admission (must be holding CMU ID).
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By: Activities Board