“What’s in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions — comical, sad, damaging — that speaks volumes about where we are as a mixed nation. Drawing on personal experience, American history, observations from the front-lines, and laugh-out-loud humor, Irma Herrera’s one-woman show encapsulating the differences that plague us, could not have come at a more opportune moment.”
Distinguished Journalist in Residence
UC Berkeley, School of Journalism
"Irma takes us on a gripping journey across the USA and beyond to unravel the multi-layered significance of how names are treated with privilege or disrespect. She is equally hilarious and heartbreaking in bravely sharing stories and intertwining compelling tidbits of history. Her engaging performance invites us to ponder our own relationship with names, cultural heritage, and our opportunity to take a stand for equity on a daily basis."
We were really impressed by Irma's story, her performance, and ability to do various accents. And she has great presence on the stage! Irma weaves together her civil rights work and her personal story. I have been telling people about the show and urging them to see it. I hope Irma takes this on the road and gives more people the opportunity to think about making the effort to get names right, and honoring all our nationalities and languages.
Executive Director, Child Care Law Center