Leaders from MINA enthusiastically came together to celebrate the fifth annual Gala, demonstrating their unwavering dedication to the Instituto Duartiano Dominicano, Philadelphia Branch. This venerable institution has made it a tradition to host a fundraising event, ensuring a robust financial foundation for its scholarship program and advancing the education of Dominican immigrants residing in Pennsylvania, United States. On this remarkable evening, distinguished guests reveled in a welcoming ambiance, accompanied by live music, a sumptuous dinner, and a marvelous dance featuring live music.
At the helm of the event was Dr. Alexis Henríquez, Consul General of the Dominican Republic in Philadelphia, who graced the occasion as the keynote speaker, igniting the evening's proceedings. The Consul regaled the audience with the gripping history of the Dominican Republic's struggle for independence, shedding light on the pivotal events that culminated in the monumental achievement 179 years ago. Additionally, he paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Juan Pablo Duarte, who, hailing from Santo Domingo, founded the clandestine society "La Trinitaria" and crafted audacious plans for a courageous uprising against Haitian dominance. On that fateful day of February 27, 1844, Duarte and the valiant members of "La Trinitaria" proudly hoisted the blue, red, and white flag of the Dominican Republic, safeguarding the nation's cherished freedom and sovereignty.
Editorial: Norma Bolaños Quiroz
Blog and Newsletter Content Manager