Actor Matt McGorry, best known for his roles as prison guard John Bennett on “Orange is the New Black” and Asher Millstone on “How to Get Away with Murder,” will speak about gender equality in Strong Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.

In 2015, McGorry won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Comedy Series” as part of the ensemble of Netflix’s acclaimed show, “Orange is the New Black.” He currently stars alongside Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Viola Davis in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.”

McGorry speaks out on social media regarding social issues. On his Twitter profile, he describes himself as an “activist and intersectional feminist,” and often voices his support for movements like Emma Watson’s work with the United Nations, “HeForShe.” On his Facebook page, he wrote, “I believe in gender equality. Being a feminist is for both women AND men. I am a feminist.”



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