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Laverne Cox

We are excited to announce Laverne Cox, transgender activist, actress, writer and producer, as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Queer Students of Color Conference at Portland State University! The event will take place on May 9th at PSU and it will be open to students and the public at large.

May 9th at 7pm
Smith Memorial Ballroom


About The Speaker

Laverne Cox is a crucial activist and advocate for transgender issues. She was the recipient of the Anti-Violence Project’s 2013 Courage Award. As a transgender advocate, Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility & equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three-dimensional trans stories in the media. Laverne Cox stars in critically acclaimed Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black, and was the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s TRANSForm Me. 

Thanks to our Sponsors

PSU Speakers Board, Diversity and Multicultural Student Services, Women’s Resource Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Multicultural Center, University Housing & Residence Life, Global Diversity & Inclusion, and Basic Rights Oregon.

Ticket Sale Dates:

  • March 31st for Students
  •  April 7 for non-students

Buy Tickets

  • The PSU Box Office will be selling tickets online and in person at the Smith Memorial Box Office. 
  • TIckets are free for students, $7 for non-students.  

Transportation & Parking