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

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18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th St
Santa Monica, California 90404
The Art of Family in “La Veinte”: Hidden Santa Monica Histories

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The Art of Family in “La Veinte”: A Conversation about Hidden Santa Monica Histories
A launch event for Part One of “We Were All Here” by Dan Kwong and Paulina Sahagun
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 on Part One of 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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The Art of Family in “La Veinte”: Hidden Santa Monica Histories