Tickets available Oct. 22 for Mira Sorvino

Academy Award-winning actress is second speaker in 2018-19 Featured Speaker Series.

Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, documentary filmmaker, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, silence breaker and passionate voice of the #MeToo movement and lifelong champion of victims of social injustice. 

Sorvino is the second presenter in this year’s Featured Speakers Series lineup. She’ll speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Now in its 28th year, the Featured Speakers Series is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited to two per person. 

Tickets for Sorvino’s presentation are available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Main Hall information desk. Tickets will remain available, while supplies last, during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. 

Sorvino’s breakout acting role was in Woody Allen’s 1995 film, “Mighty Aphrodite”, which won her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and Critics Choice for best supporting actress. 

Raised in a family of activists, Sorvino’s social conscience was ignited by her mother’s participation in the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It served as a catalyst for her own social activism and a lifetime of serving others. 

Proceeding Sorvino on Nov. 14, the series will feature civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry on Feb. 26, and bestselling author Nicholas Sparks on April 17. 

Programs are held in Timken Great Hall at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:25am
UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:25am
Melissa Griffy Seeton