Celebration of Life Planned to Honor Christina Santiago Sept. 10

On September 10th at 1pm, friends and loved ones will gather to remember and celebrate the life of Christina Santiago.

Santiago was killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse on August 14, and is survived by her wife, Alisha Marie Brennon, who was injured in the collapse. The celebration in memory of Christina Santiago’s life will be held at the Chicago History Museum, and is open to the public.


Santiago, a self-identified ‘Nuyorican’ lesbian feminist, was committed to empowering queer women of color and advocating for access to healthcare in the LGBTQ community. She was a board member and programming chair for Amigas Latinas, and worked full-time as the manager of programming for the Lesbian Community Care Project (LCCP) at Howard Brown Health Centers. Amigas Latinas, LCCP, and Howard Brown have worked closely with Brennon to plan this event.


Celebration of the

Life of Christina Santiago


Saturday, Sept 10, 2011 at 1pm


Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL


The Chicago History Museum parking lot is located at the corner of Stockton and LaSalle. CHM is also accessible by the #22 Clark bus and by the Sedgwick Brown and Purple lines.

Event is open to the public. For more information, contact Marissa Ellenby at Public Communications Inc.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to several funds created in Santiago’s honor:


Howard Brown and LCCP are collecting donations for two funds. The first provides assistance to Santiago’s relatives. The second supports the work of the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. (Howardbrown.org)