Wednesday with Laverne Cox and Anant Agarwal


Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood- Laverne Cox
7 pm, Loeb Theater

Laverne Cox explores how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal narrative to share how she has been able to navigate the world and all its challenges. From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding the courage to step into the womanhood she always knew at heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance, and love.


Anant Agarwal

Presidential Lecture – Anant Agarwal
7 pm, Fowler Hall

Anant Agarwal is a founder and President of edX, a cutting-edge education innovation and research company that specializes in open-source education solutions. Agarwal will discuss the future of education and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Agarwal is an award-winning professor of engineering and computer science at MIT and was named in Forbes’ list of top 15 education innovators in 2012. 

The Presidential Lecture Series, a diverse new series of lectures on policy, leadership, culture and society. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.