Evening event: Javier Ávila

7:30 pm at King’s College Burke Auditorium

Javier Ávila’s one-man show The Trouble with My Name highlights the 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 through Ávila’s poetry, illustrating what it means to be the American of the future. Ávila’s show, which was performed for over 25,000 people in 2017, embraces the diversity of a nation whose history is rich and colorful, transcending boundaries of race, ethnicity, and geography. More information about Avila and his performance is available at www.javieravila.net

This event is co-hosted by the Peace and Justice Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Wilkes University Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, the King’s College Department of Economics, and the AAUP Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance.