Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry” 9/19/14

Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry”
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free for students with valid ID; $10 for general public.

The OVERHEARD series is a collection of one-person performances from nationally recognized entertainers as well as local innovators. Roberto “Simply Rob” Vassilarakis is of Greek and El Salvadoran descent. Disowned at the age of 17, Simply Rob has worked with “at risk” inner city youth in NYC, focusing on issues of sex/sexual identity and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Simply Rob is a founding member of the Latino poetry collective El Grito De Poetas, and a two-time NYC Marathoner for the Harlem United AIDS Services Center. Simply Rob has also appeared in several plays including lead roles in Charles Rice Gonzalez’s “Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo” at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).