Operación Pedro Pan: Honoring the Cultural, Historical Legacy of Cuba's Child Exodus

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Free, two-day virtual and in-person bilingual program featuring panel discussions, conversation, and music, which aims to bring awareness and advance the public’s understanding of Operación Pedro Pan: Cuba’s Child Exodus.

“Now that 60 years have passed since this extraordinary exodus of unaccompanied minors, it is important to revisit Operation Peter Pan/Operación Pedro Pan through the lens of humanities scholars and the voices of Pedro Pan survivors,” said Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, who is organizing the event and will introduce the program. Speakers include Latin American Studies scholars, an art historian, a graphic novelist, and community experts. The event includes performances of Cuban musical selections from the era.

***See the full two-day schedule at cah.ucf.edu/pedro-pan.***

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Co-sponsored by UCF’s Department of English; Department of Modern Languages; Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies; Department of Philosophy – Humanities & Cultural Studies; Women and Gender Studies Program

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Student Union: Garden Key Meeting Room (Room 221)

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March 28, 2023, 11:30 a.m. Student Union: Garden Key Meeting Room (Room 221) and Virtual
March 29, 2023, 11:30 a.m. Student Union: Garden Key Meeting Room (Room 221) and Virtual

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