Community members are invited to a free live event at Bloomfield College’s Van Fossan Theater on Thursday, November 4, starting at 5:45 p.m.
The “Evening Celebrating Latinidad” program will feature professor, author and poet Javier Ávila’s The Perfect Latino one-man show – a blend of storytelling, comedy and poetry that sheds light on diversity and inclusion. A reception follows with live music by Zemog, a New York City-based group of musician friends who play Avant-Latin-Roots music. Masks are required indoors.
The Perfect Latino is Ávila’s second one-man show bringing a message about diversity and breaking down barriers. He has performed his first one-man show, The Trouble with My Name, nearly 200 times in 32 states and Puerto Rico since 2016.
Ávila teaches English at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is also the author of thriller novels and poetry volumes. One of his novels, Different, was made into a movie. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is bilingual in Spanish and English. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Pennsylvania Professor of the Year and most recently the 2021 William Aguilar Cultural Award given by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.
Parking for the performance is at the 225 Liberty Street lot. Directions and parking are posted at https://bloomfield.edu/about-us/directions-parking.
Questions about the free performance at Bloomfield College may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.