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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Loisaida Center, 710 East 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 historian of gangs, artist, and author who creates with a joyous yet desperate edge, for the sake of sheer survival.

There will be books for sale and signing following the program.

Co-sponsored by the Loisaida Center