Penn State Berks holds Latino Forum for high schools

Guest Speaker Javier Ávila’s lecture is open to public
Javier Avila

Keynote speaker Javier Ávila, a renowned speaker, poet, author and professor, will present “The Trouble with My Name” during the seventh annual Penn State Berks Latino Forum on Oct. 16.

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WYOMISSING, Pa. — As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State Berks will host its seventh annual Latino Forum for high school students from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The event will begin in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium and is open to students from all Berks County high schools, as well as members of the local Latino community. The mission of the Latino Forum is to empower the Latino students of Berks County to pursue higher education. For more information, contact Maria Tinoco, admissions counselor, at 610-396-6016 or via email at [email protected].

This year’s keynote speaker is Javier Ávila, renowned poet, author and professor. Ávila’s will present “The Trouble with My Name,” which tells the story of his life and what it means to be the American of the future. Ávila’s presentation is jointly sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture Series and the Penn State Berks Diversity Committee. His lecture will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and it is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Belén Rodríguez Mourelo, professor of Spanish and division head for humanities, arts, and social sciences, 610-396-6171, [email protected].