Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Office of Multicultural Affairs

In Today's Events, by , on September 14th, 2017


The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Our event features Javier Avila-One Man Show- “The Trouble with My Name”. The event is held today, Thursday, Sept. 14 at 2:00pm in Lower Level Gallagher Center, MPR. We encourage you to consider attending the event for an eye opening experience.

” Javier Avila is a native Puerto Rican and is currently an English professor at North Hampton Community College.  The hilarious one-man show The Trouble with My Name consolidates Ávila’s talents as a poet and professor. His show will make audiences laugh, cry, and embrace the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world. The Trouble with My Name examines the issues of language, race, and social justice in an eye-opening performance where Ávila engages the audience as he tells the story of his life and reads poetry that illustrates what it means to be the American of today. Ávila’s show breaks barriers and embraces the diversity of a nation whose history is rich and colorful. The message transcends boundaries of race, ethnicity, and geography. It is a show not to be missed.”