Congressman Adriano Espaillat, City Leaders Stand in Support of Duarte Square Monument Honoring Father of the Dominican Republic, Juan Pablo Duarte

August 24, 2017
Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – This evening, Thursday, August 24 starting at 5:00 p.m. EDT, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will hold a press conference at the foot of the statue honoring Juan Pablo Duarte to show support of the monument in response to calls for its removal.

Juan Pablo Duarte is hailed as the father of the Dominican Republic, and the statue was donated by the Dominican Republic on the 165th anniversary of Duarte’s birth, on January 26, 1978. It is one of six monuments to Latino American leaders that overlook the Avenue of the Americas.

This event is open press and to the public.

WHO:             Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)                  

                        NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

                        NYS Senator Marisol Alcántara

                        NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa

                        Community Leaders                    

WHEN:           Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:         Duarte Square

                        Avenue of the Americas and Canal Street

                        (Sixth Avenue and Canal Street)

                        New York, NY 10032


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