¡CUÉNTAMELO! ORAL HISTORIES BY LGBT LATINO IMMIGRANTS
a book performance with Reina de Aztlán, Alexandra Cruz Delight, & Juliana Delgado Lopera
March 12, Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm
CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
Join us for a night of celebration featuring performances, visual art, and readings from ¡Cuéntamelo! by Juliana Delgado Lopera. ¡Cuéntamelo! is a collection of oral histories and illustrations from LGBT Latinx immigrants who arrived in the States between the 80s and 90s. Performances by Alexandra Cruz Delight and Reina de Aztlán.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Latinx Project
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.
Facebook event page here.
Reina de Aztlan is your favorite millennial Xicana matriarch whose end goal is to dismantle systems of oppression, redistribute resources and End the United States of America. As VP alongside our recently announced interim President, Vaginal Davis, she will seek to promote world peace via global non-interventionist strategies in order to allow countries that have long been held in states of underdevelopment to thrive. Within the near future, Empire will fall. The local, state and federal US governments will be dismantled to make room for autonomous Mutual Aid communities that fulfill the needs and desires of the people who directly live in them. We will no longer live in fear and coercion from the police state or so-called Democratic institutions that have only ever benefited those with the most wealth. We will live in peace. Reina is a DQoC (Drag Queen of Color) and she has had the opportunities to present at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, New York Public Library, community fundraisers, bars, clubs, private weddings and Quinceañera’s. For bookings feel free to slide into her DM’s on Instagram @reinadeaztlan.
Alexandra Cruz is a transgender woman, hairdresser, and cabaret artist, who first migrated to the United States in search of her father, and a more accepting community of her gender and sexuality. Alexandra put herself through high school in San Francisco, CA, where she performed as a female impersonator with Finocchio Club’s “World Greatest Cabaret.” She has recently migrated to New York City to begin a new adventure and stage of her life.
Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award she’s the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. She’s received fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The SF Grotto, and an individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission. She’s the recipient of the 2016 Jeanne Córdova Words Scholarship. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Eleven Eleven, Foglifter, Four Way Review, Broadly, TimeOut Mag to name a few. She’s the creative director of RADAR Productions a queer literary non-profit in San Francisco.