In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: 'The Trouble with My Name'

This high-octane, poignant, and hilarious one-man show is a tour-de-force that will make audiences laugh, cry, and embrace the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American LatinX 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 Dr. 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 the future. Dr. 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.

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This event is hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences Office for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and The Latin American Studies Center.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:30pm

CU Boulder Old Main Chapel 1600 Pleasant Street Boulder, CO 80302

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Diversity & Inclusion, Fun & Entertainment


Students, Faculty, Alumni, General Public, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff, Postdoc

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences




Latin American Studies Center


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