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Poeta boricua pide a los latinos defender su cultura y luchar por una “catedral de equidad”

8.19.2019

“El propósito del show es promover la equidad, que nos vean como iguales, y que no nos vean como víctimas. No necesitamos a alguien que nos salve; necesitamos aliados". 

Javier Ávila presenta su nueva novela en su patria 

8.14.2019

Es un libro atrevido, si lees las primeras cuatro páginas te quedas pegado en la historia y lo vas a leer de inmediato. Está narrado en primera persona y se trata de una historia cautivadora”. 

JAVIER ÁVILA’S NEWEST NOVEL IS PUBLISHED 

8.15.2018

Polvo, the latest novel by Dr. Javier Ávila, is a fast-paced thriller depicting the life of a man who moves between two worlds. It is also a portrait of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the United States, told from the perspective of an outsider who must adapt to life as he returns to the island.  

Javier Ávila PBS Interview: Counter Culture

8.8.2019

Javier Ávila talks about his celebrated show, The Trouble with My Name, prior to another national tour that will include 17 states across the U.S.

JAVIER ÁVILA Y LA NOVELA “POLVO” DE UN PUERTORRIQUEÑO

8.16.2019

Pero vayamos a “Polvo”, una novela sencilla, compleja y magnífica. La vida del puertorriqueño Vicente Acevedo, mujeriego -mucho- traductor y buena persona que al final comete un crimen de justicia. La novela (entre Pensilvania y Puerto Rico, Bayamón) no sólo cautiva, capta la atención, sino que nos lleva a muchos pu

Javier Ávila trae su show de comedia y poesía bilingüe ‘The Trouble With My Name’ 

9.7.2018

The Trouble With My Name es el título del espectáculo, estilo stand up, que Ávila ha estado presentando en selectas ciudades y recintos del país desde octubre de 2016, y que presentará el próximo 15 de septiembre en el Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.

Javier Ávila's One-Man Show Hits You (And Me) on a Personal Level 

9.15.2017

Javier’s one-man show, “The Trouble with my Name,” is a spectacular, humor-filled chat that dives into life as a Puerto Rican in Pennsylvania.

El "problema" de tener un apellido latino 

8.30.2017

El profesor puertorriqueño Javier Ávila recrea los retos que enfrentan las minorías de Estados Unidos en un espectáculo que une poesía y sátira

Tackling prejudice through comedy and poetry: Dr. Javier Ávila 

10.25.2017

Through his performance, Dr. Ávila used poetry and a satirical sense of humor, which kept the audience entertained, while also effectively conveying his message.

“The Trouble with my Name,” Javier Ávila’s One-Man Show

 10.20.2017

Vicks Vaporub, Witch Hazel and Arroz con frijoles. These are just some of the things that will bring back memories if you’re Latinx. Javier Ávila’s one-man show, “The Trouble with My Name,” addressed these and many other topics relating to the Latinx experience in the United States.

Boricua ataca el discrimen con un toque de comedia y una pizca de poesía 

1.24.2017

Distinguido profesor se convierte en una voz para la comunidad latina en Estados Unidos.

A Life of Irony

Javier Avila's "The Trouble with My Name" 

10.27.2016

The audience spilled onto NCC's Lipkin Theatre's aisles for the October 27 premiere of Ávila's one-man traveling show, "The Trouble with My Name." Students and teachers from several other schools, in addition to NCC, came out for the standing-room only performance. 

Profesor hispano lanza novedoso show

10.27.2016

Poesia y humor son sus elementos primordiales.

Poet Javier Avila presents 'The Trouble with My Name' at Northampton, Lehigh community colleges

10.21.2016

Javier Avila says he used to be a white man.

A poet, novelist, storyteller and professor of English at Northampton Community College, Avila is only half joking. After all, he spent the first 31 years of his life in Puerto Rico, where 92 percent of the island's 3.5 million residents self-identify as Caucasian on their Census forms.

After 10 years in Pennsylvania, Avila has synthesized his own experiences and views of race, culture and what it means to be Latino in America into a one-man show of original poetry and stories delivered with Avila's satirical sense of humor.

‘Even though we’re all the same, we’re all different’

Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated National Latino Heritage Month with Javier Avila

10.13.2016

Javier Avila, English professor at Northampton Community College, came to Penn State Lehigh Valley to present to about 200 students, faculty, staff and community partners in celebration of National Latino Heritage Month on Oct. 4.

Trust Theater: Javier Avila, The Trouble with My Name on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 and Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

10.8.2016

In his one-man show, celebrated author, Javier Ávila, sheds light on the American Latino experience with his unique brand of poetry and satire. 

LCCC Celebrates Diversity with Professor and International Author on Nov. 2, 2016
9.28.2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Diversity Committee will hold a Hispanic Heritage event with Javier Avila, of Bethlehem, a professor at Northampton Community College (NCC), at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2. The talk will be held in rooms 107-108 of the Alumni Center on LCCC’s Schnecksville campus.  

Northampton Community College professor is Pennsylvania Professor of the Year
11.19.2015

In nearly every corner of Northampton Community College, students call out or stop to chat with professor Javier Avila as he walks about the Bethlehem Township campus.

 

His reputation as an engaging teacher is widespread, his classes quickly filling up during registration.

 

"He's awesome. We always have great discussions in class," said Marissa Brewer, a sophomore at NCC. "He really gets us thinking." 

It's that type of impact that led Avila to be named Pennsylvania's Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching...

Conozca a Javier Ávila orgullo para los hispanos
12.18.2015

Con casi dos decadas como educador, Javier Avila es reconocido a nivel estatal
 

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Northampton Community College educator named Pa.'s professor of the year
11.19.2015

Javier Avila, an English professor at Northampton Community College, was named Pennsylvania Professor of the Year. Each year in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement Support of Education award the states' top professors.

Once the youngest educator at the University of Puerto Rico, a Northampton Community College professor's journey has led him to be named the 2015 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement Support of Education named English professor Javier Avila as its top pick of college professors in the state.