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Distinguished Speaker Series event at UNCP featuring Diane Guerrero rescheduled

PEMBROKE — Diane Guerrero, star of “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, “Superior Donuts” on CBS and “Jane the Virgin” has rescheduled her appearance at UNC Pembroke as part of the 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series.

All tickets sold for the original date will be honored for her rescheduled appearance at Givens Performing Arts Center. The campus community will be notified of the new event date in the coming weeks. Tickets are available for purchase at uncp.edu/DSS. 

Guerrero is the best-selling author of “In the County We Love: My Family Divided,” a memoir about her parents being detained and deported when she was 14.

Guerrero is currently filming three shows including the critically acclaimed new series “Doom Patrol” which can be found on the D.C. Universe streaming service. She is also currently working on the new “Superior Donuts” season series on ABC. 

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“We are a little disappointed she cannot make our original date but we are ecstatic she is so busy. We hope the success of all of her projects will generate even more interest in the fall when she is able to come,” said Abdul Ghaffar, director of Campus Engagement and Leadership. 

The Distinguished Speaker Series returned to BraveNation in 2018 after the series ran from 2000-13 and brought many notable speakers to campus including Maya Angelou, Spike Lee, Dick Vitale and Gabby Douglas.

The 2018-19 Series has featured Martin Sensmeier, Wes Studi and Michael Eric Dyson, producing tremendous interest and attendance from the UNC Pembroke campus community. Guerrero will be the final speaker on campus for the season. 

The series is presented by the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership at Givens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for faculty/staff/children and free for UNCP students with a valid ID.