Actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox will deliver a lecture on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for the Performing Arts. The talk, titled “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood,” is free and open to the public.
Cox, who is also a writer and producer, can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. She is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me. As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center, Kirkland Endowment, and NY6 Consortium.