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    Actress Laverne Cox to discuss gender equity at Harvard

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Laverne Cox speaks at the Women's March California 2019 on January 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Demonstrations are slated to take place in cities across the country in the third annual event aimed to highlight social change and celebrate women's rights around the world. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)
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    Laverne Cox speaks at the Women's March California 2019 on January 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox will be visiting Harvard University to talk about gender equity and stereotyping.

    The ‘‘Orange is the New Black’’ star is scheduled to headline a campus discussion Tuesday alongside fashion designer Christian Siriano and other panelists.

    The event, part of Harvard’s ‘‘2019 Summit for Gender Equity,’’ is being hosted as Harvard prepares to participate in a national survey on campus sexual assault and misconduct.

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    Cox and other panelists will be asked to talk about gender equity and gender stereotyping in the realms of pop culture, advertising and consumerism.

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    In 2014, Cox became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

    Harvard joins more than 30 universities participating in a campus climate survey conducted by the American Association for Universities.