Miami Dade College West Pedro Pan exodus presentation 2016

Miami Dade College West Pedro Pan exodus presentation 2016

Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month I am invited by Miami Dade College (MDC) 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.

University of Maryland/University College

Pedro Pan Exodus Presentation at the University of Maryland

As part of the 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.

 

Washington D.C. reunion – 2014

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.

Washington D.C. reunion - May 2014
Washington D.C. reunion – May 2014

Washington Pedro Pan reunion – 2016

May 15, 2016 – The Pedro Pans from the Washington D.C./Virginia/Maryland area had a very nice reunion which took place in Susana’s condo party room, same location where the gathering took place last year.  We had a super time socializing with friends and meeting new ones.  The highlight of the reunion was the presentation by Emilio Cueto of the book he published about La Virgen de la Caridad, Patrona de Cuba.  We all look forward to the next reunion.

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Smithsonian Institution presentation

May 3, 2011 – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Latino Center presented a round table conversation on the legacy of Operation Pedro Pan, moderated by Dick Lobo, director of the International Broadcasting Bureau of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors.  This event was the launching pad for the upcoming exhibit of the Pedro Pan exodus at the Smithsonian.

Miami Dade College – North Campus

November 17, 2015 – Miami Dade College commemorated the 55th anniversary of the Pedro Pan exodus with a panel discussion.  To make it even more significant, the panel was composed of Pedro Pans who were employees and retired employees of the institution.  This event was attended by students, faculty, and staff of the College.

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE – West Campus