Chino Garcia Oral History, with Screening of CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth

Friday, May 11, 2018 6:00pm

The Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th Street.

Celebrating Lower East Side History Month

Intro and Video: 0:00 to 24:45

Panel Discussion 24:45 to 1:19:22

Live Music: 1:21:00

GVSHP’s Oral History Project helps to preserve memories of the Village and East Village. Our newest release features Carlos “Chino” Garcia, co-founder of the East Village’s CHARAS El Bohio Cultural and Community Center. Chino will join us in conversation with Bonnie Sue Stein, Executive and Artistic Director of GOH Productions. They will discuss Chino’s life and activism, from youth and migrant communities in the 1950s to the education-focused Real Great Society, the founding of CHARAS in the 1970s, and more.

CHARAS first built domes in collaboration with Buckminster Fuller in 1972. Artist and scholar Matthew Mottel will present his short documentary about CHARAS based on archival footage of Seyus Mottel, his father, working on the Improbable Dome Builders.

We will close out the evening with a musical performance by William Parker & Jackson Krall, “Sitting In the parking lot.”