Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Philadelphia's Puerto Ricans

Join Philly Latinos tomorrow as they celebrate the culture and heritage of one of Philadelphia’s largest immigrant communities. The evening will begin with a dance perfomance by Philareyto and live music by Raices Boricuas, a Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble. The guest speaker will be Dr. Victor Vazquez Hernandez, associate professor of history at Miami Dade College and co-editor of The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives. Dr. Vazquez Hernandez will present a lecture titled "Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of Philadelphia." The lecture will be followed by a display of original documents from HSP's collection and a reception with pastries from El Cafeito. Visit or call 215-732-6200 ext. 214 to register for this free event. Cosponsored by Al Dia, RaĆ­ces Culturales Latinoamericanas, and El Cafeito.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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