EstamosUnidosdePennsylvaniainvitesyoutotheir“8thAnnualGala&SilentAuction Saturday, September 8, 2012
Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania invites you to their “8th Annual Gala & Silent Auction- Honoring their 2012 College Scholarship Recipients” at the Penn Radisson Camp Hill. This year’s theme is “Havana Night… Celebrating Cultural Music, Traditions & Community!” It will be a fun night of cultural traditions, scholarship recognitions, and special entertainment that highlights talent from various parts of the world. Gala Chair is Sonia Murphy and Co-Chair is Susan Rathfon-Coble. This gala is offered by the generous support of our volunteers, sponsors, and community supporters. Event is open to the public!
Honorary Chair is Former Pennsylvania Secretary of State The Honorable Pedro Cortés.
Cortés served as Pennsylvania Secretary of State from 4/2/03 until 6/11/10. He was the first confirmed Latino Cabinet Member and the longest serving Secretary of State in Pennsylvania history! A lawyer by training, Cortés was the Senior Advisor for Latino Affairs to three Pennsylvania Governors. As the Executive Director of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, he made recommendations to the Governors and their administrations on policies, procedures and legislation that enhanced the status of the
Latino community in Pennsylvania. As the Governor's liaison to the Latino community, he ensured that state government was accessible,
accountable and responsive to the needs of Latinos and that strategies and programs were developed to enhance the community's social and economic status. Secretary Cortés’ professional pursuits have also included work with the State Civil Service Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
Keynote Speaker is National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) President Margaret Moran.
LULAC, founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the
United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied
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