NCC prof’s one-man show on cultural prejudices gets national recognition
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education has awarded Javier Avila the 2021 William Aguilar Cultural Award. The award carries national prestige; last year’s winner was former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
Reconocen al profesor puertorriqueño Javier Ávila por su espectáculo “El problema con mi nombre”
Lo más necesario es construir un puente para que puedan ver y humanizar al otro…esa imagen que tienen del otro, del extranjero”, sostuvo.
White One Day, Brown the Next: Javier Ávila's The Trouble with My Name
In his comedic one-man show, The Trouble With My Name, professor, author, and poet Javier Ávila explains the American Latino experience and what it’s like to become a minority.
Puerto Rican native sheds light on the American Latino experience
Javier Avila will never forget the day he realized that being a minority means being questioned. He was in grad school at the time, and one of his literature professors asked him...
Poeta boricua pide a los latinos defender su cultura y luchar por una “catedral de equidad”
“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
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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
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.
A Life of Irony
Javier Avila's "The Trouble with My Name"
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.
Poet Javier Avila presents 'The Trouble with My Name' at Northampton, Lehigh community colleges
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
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.
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
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
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...
Northampton Community College educator named Pa.'s professor of the year
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.