The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is working on a Pedro Pan exodus exhibit to be launched in 2018. I just donated for that exhibit my original Pedro Pan case file which had been kept at the Archdiocese of Miami all these years.
Now the Archdiocese is making these original files available to the Pedro Pans who request them. In this photo I am turning over my case file to Steve, the Smithsonian curator.
Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month I am invited by Miami Dade College (MDC) West Campus to present to the students, faculty and staff the story of the Pedro Pan exodus. It is an honor for me and my Pedro Pan friends to share our story with the them. I thank MDC for giving us this opportunity.
Panelists: l-r: Eloísa Echazábal, Armando Vizcaíno, Juanita García, Javier Llorens.
A professor asking a question.
A student asking a question.
Juanita interacting with a student at the end of the event.
Panelists in front of the “Tres Patines” exhibit at MDC West.
As part of the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, there was a Pedro Pan exodus presentation at the University of Maryland. It was an honor to be invited by President Javier Miyares of the University of Maryland/University College to present to the students, faculty and staff the story of the Pedro Pan exodus. It was especially meaningful since President Miyares is also a Pedro Pan.
Panelists: l-r: Eloísa Echazábal, Jay Castaño, Susana Gómez, René Costales.
At the podium: Blair H. Hayes, V. P. and Chief Diversity Officer.
On the screen: Javier Miyares, President
Prior to the annual get together on May 18, 2014, a group of Pedro Pans from the DC/MD/VA area attended religious services at St. John’s Church on LaFayette Square, where Rev. Luis Leon, a Pedro Pan, is the rector. Below the Pedro Pans who attended the service with Rev. Luis Leon in the center.