The N Beat: Breaking Barriers

ABC7 Chicago presents "The N Beat: Breaking Barriers" with host Theresa Gutierrez
June 19, 2009 Hosted by Theresa Gutierrez, with special contributions by ABC 7's John Garcia and Stacey Baca, "THE N BEAT" will air Saturday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. with an encore performance on Sunday, July 5 at 11:30 a.m. "THE N BEAT" is an Emmy Award winning program celebrating the accomplishments of Chicago's Latino community.

Latina women are effectively building a legacy of empowerment in the arenas of business, health care, education and law. This program explores what makes these women unique and successful, examining the influence they wield, how they balance career and family and what they have done to create opportunities, not only for Latinos, but the communities they serve.

Gloria Castillo, President of Chicago United, oversees an organization that provides diversity in business, policy, leadership and philanthropy. Castillo talks about her role at Chicago United, her advertising and marketing expertise and the community connections she has fostered through service on a variety of boards and organizations in the city.

Dr. Aida Giachello, Director of the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center will discuss the importance of health research in the Latino community.

Adela Cepeda is the President of AC Advisory, Inc. Cepeda will offer insight into her world as an independent business woman who specializes in financial analysis for municipalities.

Anita Alvarez, Cook County States Attorney, is a career prosecutor. She will reflect on how her 2008 election as the first Latino States Attorney has impacted women and minorities. Alvarez is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and earned a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Yolanda Cesta Cursach, Associate Director for Performance Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art, will share her experiences in combining performance art with social relevance.


"The N Beat" is available on-demand at

"The N Beat" is produced by Edgar Vargas.

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