Photo gallery Laverne Cox visits
Cox, an actress and advocate for moving beyond traditional gender expectations, spoke on campus Monday as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.
Cox speaks to a 1,165-person capacity crowd at the Memorial Union's Shannon Hall.
Cox talks with nearly 50 students and invited guests during a private reception at the Memorial Union.
Undergraduate Haley Drozdowicz asks Cox to sign an art nouveau poster based on Cox that Drozdowicz made for a drawing class assignment. Drozdowicz explained, "Instead of choosing a stock photo for a model, I chose Laverne Cox and decided to make it a piece about transformation, and being beautiful in your own body."