In the Country We Love: My Family Divided—Lecture by Diane Guerrero
Diane Guerrero is a Boston native and has, since an early age, had an affinity with the arts. She attended the Boston Arts Academy where she studied vocal music. After attending college, she realized her passion lay in performance art, and moved to New York to pursue her dreams. Diane has subsequently appeared on numerous Television series and is best known for her roles as “Maritza Ramos” in the award-winning, Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (for which she received three Screen Actors Guild awards), and as "Lina" in CW's break-out hit, Jane the Virgin. Diane’s memoir, In the Country We Love, published by Henry Holt, details her life as a citizen daughter of undocumented parents, and her years-long struggle to deal with the consequences of the broken immigration system. In 2015, Diane was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote immigration reform and citizenship and voter registration; and New American Leaders Project.
6:30 pm — Doors open to UI students with ID (South Entrance)
7:00 pm — Doors open to General Public (East Lobby Entrance)
Free and open to the public.
Hosted by the University Lecture Committee, with support from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies