An Evening with Laverne Cox: Pride Week Lecture


date and time: 
April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wells Fargo Arena, ASU Tempe Campus 600 E. Veterans Way; Tempe, AZ 85281


event details

Laverne Cox will be speaking at ASU on Wednesday, April 8th at Wells Fargo Arena! Presented by [USG] Undergraduate Student Government @ ASU Undergraduate Student Government @ ASU] Undergraduate Student Government @ ASU] in partnership with Culture at ASU and Council of Coalitions.

Laverne Cox is an outspoken transgender advocate, 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 to 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, where she plays the role as Sophia Burset. 

In addition to her critically acclaimed work as an actress, Laverne has traveled the country speaking about moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically. Additionally, she uses and encourages an intersectional approach to critically engage with our stories. 

Have a question for Laverne? Use the hashtag #ASUasksLaverne before the event! 

This event is free to ASU students, faculty, and staff. Other community members may purchase tickets at

Other questions? Contact our Special Events Director, Shay Kak, at