As part of the BCA Bronx Culture Trolley Night, the Bronx Museum presents “Reading and Conversations with poet Bobby Gonzalez,” where Bronx poet Bobby Gonzalez will discuss his book The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the museum. The Bronx Museum is located at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street, Bronx, New York.
Description: The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry is a collection of verses that reflect upon five centuries of dramatic upheavals and heroic triumphs of Native Peoples from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Inspired by the collection, the signing will be prefaced by a lecture entitled “Tales from the American Holocaust,” which will examine the cultural and physical genocide subjected to Native Peoples. This talk, accompanied by a slide show, will discuss how looking honestly at the past can help us break the cycle of violence and create a more just and tolerant world.
Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet.
For more information, see www.BronxMuseum.org