Cox, who plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series, will deliver a free talk titled “Don’t Put Me in a Box” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chumash Auditorium as part of Inclusive Excellence Week.
Cox, whose screen credits include the VH1 reality shows “I Want to Work for Diddy” and “TRANSform Me,” was honored by GLAAD last year for her work as an advocate for the transgender community.
More Inclusive Excellence Week events
Other highlights of Inclusive Excellence Week, which began Friday and runs through May 16, include an art exhibit, award ceremonies, concerts, workshops, panel discussions and film screenings.
Author, filmmaker and Cal Poly alumnus Steffan Tubbs will show his film “Life, Liberty, and Resilience: The Documentary” — about World War II veteran Joseph LaNier II, one of the first African-Americans to become a U.S. Navy Seabee — at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday in Room 124 of the Cohan Center.
At 1 p.m. May 15, filmmaker and Cal Poly photography professor Sky Bergman will screen a preview of her documentary “Lives Well Lived” and host a panel discussion about the film, which profiles men and women over the age of 75. That event takes place in Room 106 of Engineering IV (Building 192).
Both screenings are free.
All Inclusive Excellence Week events are open to the public.