“Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox, the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award, will speak on April 29 at Wichita State University’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th Street N., on April 29.
Cox, who was just named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, will be the keynote speaker for “Gaypril,” an event put on by the school’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her speech is titled “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood.”
The speech starts at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Wichita State University bookstore, at www.selectaseat.com, by calling 316-755-7328 and at Select-a-Seat outlets. They are $10 and are general admission.
Cox portrays Sophia Burset in “Orange is the New Black,” a Netflix original series that returns in June.
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For more information visit wichita.edu/Lavernecox or call the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 316-978-3034.