The Trouble With My Name: Javier Avila Visits Tri-C To Shed Light on Being Latino in America
October 30, 2017
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free program on Nov. 15 at Eastern Campus examines race and ethnicity
Examine issues of language, race and social justice during a performance of The Trouble With My Name, a one-man show by author Javier Avila that looks at being a Latino in America.
The free program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will take place at noon Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Simon and Rose Mandel Theatre at Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills.
The autobiographical show shares Avila’s story of moving between cultures, providing a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world.
The performance seeks to break barriers and embrace the diversity of the nation, with Avila serving as a powerful voice for Latinos in the United States.
Avila is an award-winning poet and novelist whose literary work has drawn international acclaim. His distinguished career includes time as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania’s Northampton Community College.
The program is part of Tri-C’s Diversity Speaker Series, which brings attention to cultural issues to educate and enlighten the community. For more information on the series, visit www.tri-c.edu/diversityseries.
Advance registration is not required for the program featuring Avila, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 216-987-0204 for more information.