Written by Sarah Swann
Willimantic, CT -- Maria Aponte, performance artist and playwright, will present her poetry, "Brown Hips, Red Lips, Hot Skins," at 3 p.m. on April 21 in the Student Center Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Born and raised in
"Lagrimas de Mis Madres" is a biography of the women in her family that also deals with discrimination against women of color. She has performed the show at numerous colleges across the country and has also written and performed her own monologue, "I Will Not Be Silenced," which is based on the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz,
Chacho Ramirez, a percussionist who specializes in jazz and Latin music, will accompany Aponte during her presentation. Ramirez performs throughout the