Brown Lecture Board announces Gina Rodriguez as speaker

The Brown Lecture Board announced Nov. 1 that award-winning actress Gina Rodriguez will come to campus to speak Nov. 21.

Rodriguez, who is featured in the film “Deepwater Horizon” and stars in the television comedy series “Jane the Virgin” as protagonist Jane Gloriana Villanueva, has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe in the “Best Actress — Television Series Musical or Comedy” category, which she won in 2015.

Rodriguez is “at the height of her career,” said Allison Schaefer ’17, vice president of marketing and public relations for Brown Lecture Board.  “She is an amazing actress. There are currently so few Latina leads on network television, and she will bring a really important perspective to campus,” Schaefer said. “She’s been very active in promoting and helping first-generation students go to college, so the lecture will be a great complement to the opening of the First Generation College and Low-Income Student Center.”

The lecture will be Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Salomon. Students will have a chance to enter the lottery for tickets Nov. 9, 10 and 11.

1 Comment

  1. Tommy Valenti

    Will this ticket lottery be inclusive to RISD Students?

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