World Culture Club
of Central Pennsylvania 

Free monthly programs  7:00 pm
    The first Wednesday of every month    
 Penn State Hershey Medical Center 
  500 University Drive 
Hershey, Pennsylvania

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The World Culture Club of Central PA Presents:

A Brief History of Puerto Rico and the contribution of Puerto Ricans to the United States

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7pm

Program free and open to the public

Presented by: Pedro A. Cortez Esq.

    The Honorable Pedro A. Cortes served as Pennsylvania Secretary of the
    Commonwealth of PA from 2003 to 2010.  He was the first confirmed 
    Latino Cabinet member and the longest serving as Secretary of State in Pennsylvania's history.  Cortes was aslo the first Pennsylvanian to serve as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, a position he held during the historic 2008 Presidential Election cycle.  Under his leadership, the association strengthened cooperative relationships between the states and actively engaged the White House, Congress and federal agencies.
    He Holds a Master of Public Administration from PSU and Jurist Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law.  He also holds Doctorate Degrees honoris causa from King's College, Harcum College, and Widener University School of Law.
    Secretary Cortes has been the recipient of numerous awards, including:  Hispanic Business Magazine's
    100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States; American Lawyer Media Lawyer on the Fast Track; Central Penn Business Journal's top Forty Under 40 business leaders in Central Pennsylvania; and The Pennsylvania State University Alumni Fellow, the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.  Presently, Cortes is a Partner with the law firm of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith (HGSK). He oversees HGSK's Community Services Outreach & Support office (CSOS).  The mission of CSOS is to help families who have recently suffered a tragedy by putting them in contact with social service organizations, government agencies and other entities that can provide support, including , when requested, recommendations for legal services.  A native of Puerto Rico, Secretary Cortes has lived in Pennsylvania since 1990. 

    Lecture Room C, 5th Floor
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center
    500 University Drive, Hershey PA

    Sponsored by: 
    World Culture Club of Central PA
    Office for Diversity, Penn State Hershey
    Campus Council on Diversity
    The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine
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The World Culture Club of Central PA (WCC) organizes free monthly programs dedicated to embracing diversity by fostering education and understanding.

The Vision of the World Culture Club is to build a community that values people of all cultures, traditions
and lifestyles.

The Mission of the World Culture Club is to overcome intolerance, misunderstanding and prejudice through educational programs that expand knowledge about local, regional, and global communities and cultures.

World Culture Club of Central PA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  
Please consider making a tax deductible donation.
Details can be found by clicking on the "About" link above.

The World Affairs Council also shares the vision of the WCC.  
Information about this local organization can be found here:  

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