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Remembering Operation Pedro Pan ~ All Ivy Pre-Event Gathering with Prof. Carlos Eire
September 19, 2015 | 12:30 pm till 3:00 pm
Pre-Event: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Panel Discussion: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Dear Yale and All Ivy alumni,
The HistoryMiami museum and Professor Carlos Eire have agreed to sponsor a Private All Ivy Pre-Event Gathering beginning at 12:30pm at the Biscayne Room of the North Building (original museum building).
Professor Eire, George Kovac, Yale ’73, and Ivon Rodriguez, Brown alum, will join the group at 1pm for a half hour of quiet discussion.
At 1:30pm, Ivon and George will lead the group back to the other building to be seated for the panel discussion at 2pm as seating for the public panel discussion is first come, first seated.
ABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSION
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.
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event. We had a great time and are glad you could join us.
Prof Carlos Eire on left and George Kovac ’73 on right