Join Us: Celebrating the Contributions of Jaime Benitez

We will be celebrating the contributions of Jaime Benitez on October 23, 2018, and encourage you to join us!

As part of Hispanic heritage month in Washington D. C, we will be joining the ASPIRA Association at a forum to commemorate the exemplary life and extraordinary achievements of Don Jaime Benítez, Puerto Rican Patriot, educator, Rector, President of the University of Puerto Rico and member of the United States Congress, who dedicated his life to public service. We hope you can or are interested in attending this event.

This symposium will be held on October 23, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the gold room of the Rayburn House office building. It will consist of a panel on the current state and future of the University of Puerto Rico after the financial crisis and hurricane Maria. It will also address the legacy and imprint of Jaime Benitez as an intellectual and educator in the decades of 40 and 50. The Symposium will end with a reception.

ASPIRA Association has confirmed the attendance of a number of speakers and participants worthy of mention, such as the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, Honorable Representative, Jennifer González-colon; the president of the University of Puerto Rico Dr. Jorge Haddock; the interim rector of UPR Rio Piedras, Luis Ferro; UPRAA’s own Jacob Lozada; former mayor of San Juan Héctor Luis Acevedo; the professor of the faculty of law of UDC RAFAEL COX ALOMAR; and vice president middle States, Hilda Columbus Plumey.

RSVP here:

For more information about this event contact: Hilda Crespo Hcrespo@Aspiradc.Org or call 202-483-7340.

Jaime Benítez

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