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Councilman Angel Ortiz to Visit Pennsylvania School for the Deaf In Celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage Month.

WHAT: Philadelphia City Councilman Angel Ortiz will visit with deaf

and hard of hearing students (ages 3-15) at the Pennsylvania

School for the Deaf in celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage

Month. He will attend a performance by Los Planeros de Bate, a

Puerto Rican dance troupe who perform combining Spanish,

African American, and Indian cultures; speak with students and

their families; and enjoy a traditional Puerto Rican food

luncheon which will include red rice with chick peas, potato

salad, green beans and vinegar, and chicken stew at the School.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

100 West School House Lane


WHY: About 30 students attending PSD are from Hispanic families.

Throughout the month of September (Puerto Rican Heritage Month)

PSD has been displaying the Puerto Rican flag, sponsoring

student field trips to the Taller Puertorriqueno, learning the

mamba and salsa dances, and dressing in traditional Puerto Rican

garb, all in an effort to experience and appreciate Puerto Rican


CONTACT: Ruth Cella at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 215-754-4778 or 215-248-9798 (home).
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Date:Sep 19, 2000
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