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Equity & Difference: Rights

Ain’t I a Woman?

Thurs. April 12, 2018      7:30–9:30 p.m.

The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle

Best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Sophia Burset on “Orange is the New Black,” Laverne Cox continues to break boundaries. She shares her empowering message of living authentically by moving beyond gender expectations.

Admission: $12.50 at Paramount box office; $20+ online

Tickets can also be purchased in person at The Paramount Box Office at 911 Pine Street in Seattle. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a $2.50 fee for tickets purchased at the box office. Additional fees apply to online purchases through Ticketmaster and are not charged when you visit the box office in person. The box office is walkup service only and does not sell tickets by phone or have access to information on ticket availability by phone.

Part of the Equity & Difference: Rights lecture series. Produced in partnership with the University of Washington Graduate School.


Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black” where she plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Laverne continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including back to back SAG Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress,” and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”

In addition to her acting, Laverne is a renowned speaker who has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. Her work as an advocate landed her a coveted spot as one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. She is the recipient of the Dorian Rising Star Award for her work in “Orange is the New Black,” the Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project, The Community Leader Award from the LGBT Center of New York City, received the Reader’s Choice Award from Out Magazine, was named one of The Grio’s 100 Most Influential African Americans, was named one of the Top 50 Trans Icons by the Huffington Post, one of Out Magazine’s Out 100, made the Ebony Power 100, and was ranked number 5 on the 2014 Root 100 list.

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