When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not. Irma proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer and journalist. Her solo play Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions.
WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME?
Written & Performed by Irma Herrera
Developed with David Ford
Directed by Rebecca Fisher
Thursday, November 1, 2018
San Francisco Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street
San Francisco CA 94110
Special Talkback on “Implicit (Unconscious) Bias, What It Is and How We Reduce the Impact of Our Biases” with Christopher Bridges, Attorney, Equal Justice Society; and Victoria Plaut, Director, Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab and Professor of Law and Social Science, UC Berkeley.