CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, the original version of this story misrepresented the location of tickets for the lecture. Tickets will be available the day of the lecture in the box office of the Great Hall. The story has been updated to reflect these changes.
Update, 7:25 p.m. Friday: In her speech, Guerrero will also focus on "her personal experience of being Latina in the acting industry and how that has influenced her personal career and growth," according to event organizers.
Before she was a Netflix star, Diane Guerrero was a 14-year-old girl living in the U.S. without her parents.
Guerrero, known for her role as Maritza on Orange is the New Black, will be giving a speech in the Great Hall of the Carolina Union at 2 p.m. Sunday about immigration rights and about her experiences as a Latina actor and the effects that has had on her career and personal growth.
Guerrero was left behind when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported her family, said Alma Islas, a senior and member of the "One State, One Rate" campaign, which advocates for in-state tuition for undocumented students.
“She relied on the kindness of her neighbors and her family friends, and they basically raised her," Islas said. "And nobody, the authorities, never came to see, ‘Hey, there’s a child here. Let’s see if we can put her in foster care or what have you not?’”
After the lecture, there will be a Q&A with Guerrero. Guerrero was originally scheduled to speak in fall 2015, but the event was rescheduled due to weather.