SEC Presents: A Night with Laverne Cox


Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox will be giving a talk for International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The talk will be held in John M. Greene Hall at 7 pm, and will be followed by a moderated Q&A with Smith College Assistant Professor of the Study of Women & Gender, Jennifer DeClue.

Smith Students: FREE

Five College Students: $5
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Keefe Campus Center 018 (Amherst students)
Campus Leadership & Activities Office (Hampshire students)
Office of Student Programs Blanchard 327 (MoHo students)
UMass students must pick their tickets up at the Smith OSE

Must have a valid 5 College ID

Smith faculty/staff/alumnae/grad students: $10
Office of Student Engagement (OSE)
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General Admission: $25
Office of Student Engagement (OSE)
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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.

Laverne will answer questions related to transgender representation in the media and the challenges of pursuing an acting career. She will also speak about different acting roles within her career including the critically acclaimed 'Orange is the New Black' and the upcoming CBS drama 'Doubt,' which will premiere in early 2017.

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