18th Street Arts Complex: The Art of Family in “La Veinte” - A Conversation about Hidden Santa Monica Histories
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
Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 5 PM
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.