Announcement: Operation Pedro Pan panel discussion at History Miami, Saturday Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.

Florida City Pedro Pan camp, 1962
Florida City Pedro Pan camp, 1962

PANEL DISCUSSION:REMEMBERING OPERATION PEDRO PAN

September 19, 2:00pm

HistoryMiami

101 West Flagler Street

Miami, FL 33130

Join us for an emotional look into the lives of the former unaccompanied Cuban children of Operation Pedro Pan as they share personal stories of this historic mass exodus. Hear from those who experienced it.

Pedro Pan

SPEAKERS:

Dr. José Azel, senior scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami and the author of the book Mañana in Cuba. Arrived to the United States in 1961; age 13.

Elena Muller Garcia, director of Parish Social Ministry in Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach.  Arrived to the United States in 1962; age 13.

Dr. Carlos Eire, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University and author of the award winning books Waiting for Snow in Havana and Learning to Die in Miami. Arrived to the United States in 1962; age 11.

Antonio “Tony” Argiz, chairman and CEO of MBAF, one of the top 40 accounting firms in the nation, and immediate past chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Arrived to the United States in 1961; age 9.

Moderator: Dr. Victor A. Triay, Cuban American historian and author of Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program and Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506.

Register online or call 305-375-1492 for more information.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

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5 thoughts on “Announcement: Operation Pedro Pan panel discussion at History Miami, Saturday Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.”

  1. Even for a Cuban like me who didn’t go through it and only knows about it second or third hand, this whole episode is both painful and shameful. The shame, of course, does not apply to the Pedro Pan children or their families, but it is part of our deep national disgrace. This never should have happened; there should never have been any need for anything like this, and those responsible are profoundly contemptible–not least because they never admitted fault or guilt, let alone repented or atoned. How could we have fallen so low?

  2. Pregunten porque mi libro “Operation Pedro Pan–the Untold Exodus of 14,048 Cuban Children” no esta en la exhibicion entre todos los libros sobre el tema, ni se me invita a ningun evento.

  3. Humberto, you know such outfits would only cover this subject in a way that suited their agenda, and better no coverage than twisted misrepresentation.

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