Monday, January 25, 2016

Laverne Cox's UI Lecture Postponed

I wrote last November about a planned public lecturer by actress, producer, and trans activist Laverne Cox at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. I was planning on going until I realized that this would conflict with another event on 02/01/16: Iowa Caucus! This conflict was pointed out to the lecture's organizers by several local political insiders and by everyday people like myself. We were initially rebuffed, for fear of creating "any hint of controversy" and leading to the event's cancellation.

However late this afternoon, the University Lecture Committee and the Just Living Theme Semester issued an announcement that Cox's lecture has been postponed:
We are working to reschedule Laverne Cox and will update the website when a new date is determined.
The official explanation is that Ms. Cox had a "recent scheduling conflict."

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