Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS)

The UWM Distinguished Lecture Series at UWM presents

Diane Guerrero

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7pm, UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room


UWM welcomes Diane Guerrero, an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform. In her memoir, In the Country We Love, she details her life as the citizen-daughter of undocumented parents and her long struggle dealing with the consequences of the broken immigration system. Guerrero will speak at UWM about her personal story of how she transformed her terrible situation into a platform for advocacy and activism.

Guerrero has received critical acclaim as an actress in shows like Jane the Virgin, Lina, and her best known role as “Maritza Ramos” in the award-winning, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.  She also has worked with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the New American Leaders Project, Mi Familia Vota, and was named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House.

For more information, call 414.229.5780 or email activities@uwm.edu.  Sponsored by Union Student Involvement, Organizing for Change, the Undocumented Student Task Force, and with the support of other campus and community partners.


All tickets are FREE for UWM students and can be picked up at the UWM Student Union Information Desk beginning April 1. Non-UWM student tickets can also be purchased at the info desk (pricing below). General public tickets are also available online through beginning April 1.

In Advance:                                                                       At the door:

Free UWM Students                                                         Free UWM Students

$5 Non-UWM Students                                                     $8 Non-UWM Students

$8 Campus Community                                                    $10 Campus Community

$10 General Public                                                           $12 General Public


Complementary Programs – Coming Soon

There will be a series of programs leading up to Diane Guerrero’s appearance on Campus.  Check back here for the full list coming soon.