By Jorge Cestou, Vida/SIDA
On Friday, June 19, 2015, 8:00 P.M. CST, at Circuit Night Club located at 3641 N Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and the Chicago Chapter of the Translatin@ Coalition will crown the 2015 Paseo Boricua Cacica Queens.
Founded in 1972, the PRCC is a non-profit, community-based umbrella institution that seeks to serve the social and cultural needs of Chicago’s Latino community. Located in the Humboldt Park community, on the North West Side of Chicago, the PRCC’s programs are based on the principles of self-determination, self-actualization, critical thought, and an ethic of self-reliance best expressed in the motto, “To live and help to live.”
The Chicago Chapter of the Translatin@ Coalition, a project of the PRCC, was founded in January of 2015 to address issues affecting the trans community in Chicago.
2015 Cacica Queen
Jesús Hernández Burgos aka Yeveah Altieri will be crowned as the 2015 Cacica Queen. Burgos was born in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico and she’s also known as Yeveah Altieri, a drag queen performer. Jesús is currently pursuing the degree of Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology (DrPH) at Ponce Health Sciences University.
2015 Honorary Cacica Queen
Janet Namer will be crowned as the 2015 Honorary Cacica Queen. Janet Namer is known as Madrina and also as La Dama de Cuba (The Lady of Cuba). Janet was born in Cuba and through the Mariel Boatlift in May 16, 1980, exited Cuba. She settled in Miami, FL, and in New York City before making Chicago her home. Janet is the promoter of Miss Latina Continental and the radio host of El Show de Madrina on 1450 AM and at www.planetaXLive.com.
The coronation of the 2015 Paseo Boricua Cacica Queens event is a fundraising event. All funds raised will benefit the Chicago Chapter of the Translatin@ Coalition.
Tickets to the event are $10 pre-sale or $15 at the door. To purchase tickets you may contact Pedro Mercado at (773) 278-6737 or via email at email@example.com.
To sponsor the event, you may fill out the attached sponsorship form and make your check to Puerto Rican Cultural Center. The completed form and check need to be mailed or delivered to Juan Calderon at 2546 W Division St., Chicago, IL 60622.