The Art of Family in “La Veinte”: A Conversation about Hidden Santa Monica Histories

When 26 Jun 2021
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Where 18TH STREET ARTS CENTER
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States

Artists and creators Dan Kwong and Paulina Sahagun will be joined by West Side historian Miguel Chavez and multi-generational Santa Monica resident Genna Casillas for a lively discussion based the new Kwong/Sahagun video, “We Were All Here: The Story of La Veinte, la familia Casillas, and the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica.” The artists will screen clips of the film during the discussion, and a full version will be available to view 48 hours before the event at https://18thstreet.org/event/we-were-all-here/.

The conversation will focus on the art of being a family, and delve into a series of topics that affected “La Veinte” throughout the 20th century; uncovering hidden histories of a community, migration and immigration policies, social/political movements of the 60s and 70s, and the price of assimilation.

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