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Cultural Collisions with Two-Time HBO Def Poet Joe Hernandez-Kolski

Monday, March 19, 2012
12:00 AM
Rackham Auditorium

Bursley Hall Multicultural Council and Latino Students Organization present Cultural Collisions with Two-Time HBO Def Poet Joe Hernandez-Kolski. Chicago native, Princeton alumnus, and two-time HBO Def Poet, Joe Hernández-Kolski is an actor/writer who is constantly in demand, known for his live performances that are hard-hitting, truthful, and incredibly funny! He combines acting, spoken word poetry, comedy and dance to share very personal stories. He currently lives in Los Angeles. His stage name, "Pocho Joe," comes from his mixed background as a Mexican-Polish-American. Considered rude by some, "Pocho" is a term that Mexicans sometimes use to describe an "Americanized" Mexican. Hernandez-Kolski embraces the term and believes that "Todos Somos Pochos" (We are all Pochos). There is no way to grow up in America without being influenced by a variety of cultures on a daily basis. With this show, Hernandez-Kolski delves deeply into the many hybrids he deals with on a daily basis, ranging from economic to ethnic and cultural mixtures. Check him out: This is an event you do not want to miss! 6:00-8:00pm, Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor.