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The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

December 4, 2014

Some may argue going to prison “destroyed their lives,” but for Piper Kerman, it made her famous. Author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” Kerman visited the University to speak about her book, which was selected as the University of Illinois’ One Book, One Campu...

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

November 13, 2013

Since third grade, Laverne Cox said she knew she was a girl, not a boy, like her twin brother. The actress and activist, who has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” spoke Tuesday night in an Illini Union ballroom so packed that the room’s partitions were moved away to make ...