Laverne Cox has quite a few amazing accomplishments under her belt. She’s the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream television show (Orange Is the New Black), the first transgender woman to land on the cover of TIME magazine and the first transgender performer to receive an Emmy nomination. She was even named as one of Glamour’s 2014 Women of the Year and also received a Community Leader Award from the LGBT Center of New York City. Above and beyond her critically acclaimed work as an actress, Cox is also a producer, a writer and public speaker who is passionate about taking her empowering message of “moving beyond gender expectations” to “live more authentically” all around the country. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Cox will be speaking at Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis starting at 8 p.m. A very select amount of tickets are left, available at or by calling (530) 754-2787. Learn more about Cox at

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