60 East High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Dinner begins at 6 pm. Please bring a dish to share and a place setting for each person in your group. ICPJ will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm, followed by a presentation by Jorge Perez-Rico entitled “The Latino Diaspora in Adams County and other Tales.”
About the speaker
Jorge Pérez-Rico, a Sociologist and a former undocumented migrant farmworker and poultry laborer, is the Parent Coordinator for the LIU 12 Migrant Education Program. He also works for the Center for Public Service of Gettysburg College as a Community Liaison since 1995. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. He also has an Associate in Arts from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Mr. Pérez-Rico, a Mexican immigrant, published the first bilingual Spanish English newspaper “Puentes” in Adams County, PA, in collaboration with the Center for Public Service of Gettysburg College. He was a writer and translator for “El Diario Latino,” the Spanish newspaper published by Gettysburg Times. He has been a Program hostess of the Saturday Spanish Radio show “Sin Fronteras” WZBT 91.1 FM since 1996. In 1993 he received an award for Academic Standing, Leadership and Community Service of Harrisburg Area Community College. He was a GACLA (Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs) Pride Award Recipient for the state of Pennsylvania in December 2004. He was elected as a Binational Board Member –Consejero for The Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) for the 2005-2008 period. As part of this board he met two Mexican Presidents in Mexico City. Perez-Rico was recognized with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award for his commitment to socially justice in Adams County, Pennsylvania in January 2012. He is a member of Casa de la Cultura, a local community organization.