The Street Gangs of the Lower East Side, with Cochise Quiles and Clayton Patterson

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Tuesday January 16

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Loisaida Center, 710 E. 9th Street

With “The Street Gangs of the Lower East Side,” Jose "Cochise" Quiles and Clayton Patterson provide a brutally honest, self-reflective and moving account of one person’s struggle to break the cycle of violence and poverty since birth through creativity and compassion for others in the East Village / Lower East Side. Quiles pulls no punches about the experiences that took him from gang leader to an historian of gangs, artist, and author who creates with a joyous yet desperate edge, for the sake of sheer survival.

Books for sale and signing following the program

Co-sponsored by the Loisaida Center

This event is fully accessible.