St Isidore Historical Plaza

Operation Pedro Pan

Between 1960 and 1962 over 14,000 Cuban children were spirited out of that country’s revolutionary new communist regime under Fidel Castro. Their stories are little known by the general public and even historians until now. The so called Pedro Pan children whose parent made the anxiety ridden decision to put their children on a plane to the U.S. are only now speaking out. Hear three of their compelling stories as told to an audience of supporters in this Second Sunday presentation from the St Isidore Historical Chapel and Plaza in Los Alamitos on August 11, 2019.

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John Underwood

John Underwood is an award-winning community television producer and lifetime professional journalist. His experience includes 13 years working for National Public Radio as a reporter in LA. He was employed locally for several years as a contributing reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. When John is not busy documenting the homeless persons' struggle throughout Orange County, he works as a Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television, where he produces a talk show named Backstory - an investigative program that tackles the contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series NO FIXED ABODE focuses on channeling the voices of the OC homeless.

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