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Carlos Andrés Gómez: A Discussion of Culture and Identity through Spoken Word

Monday, September 25, 2017,

  • Location: Sarratt Student Cinema

Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning spoken word poet from New York City, widely known for his viral poems "What does Hispanic look like?" and "Where are you really from?." Winner of the 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize and the 2015 Makeda Bilqis Literary Award, Carlos has been featured on NPR, TEDx, The New York Times, Upworthy, MSNBC, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the Omega Institute’s Women and Power Conference, on Broadway with Savion Glover, and more. A former social worker and public school teacher, Carlos has lectured and performed at more than 400 colleges and universities, facilitated countless workshops and performances, and delivered numerous keynotes and commencement addresses. 

Join VAHS in celebrating and discussing culture and diversity with Carlos Andrés Gómez as he speaks and performs spoken word pieces as part of our programming for Hispanic Heritage Month 2017!