Ricardo Salinas Of Culture Clash Headlines “Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo” In Long Beach, April 30-May 2, 2015
What: PLACAS is an original stage play of a Salvadoran immigrant who tries to reclaim his family after nine years of prison, while letting go of his gang banger past.
Who: PLACAS was written by Playwright and nationally recognized community leader, HBO Def Poetry star, and Oakland based Latino Men and Boys Program Director Paul S. Flores. The production is directed by Los Angeles based stage professional Michael John Garcés of Cornerstone Theatre,
Why: Currently on a national tour, the production showcases the power of story to heal communities impacted by poverty, immigration, and violence. The goal is to utilize PLACAS to engage a wide spectrum of Long Beach residents in campaigns that offer a path away from violence for young people and promote the importance of tattoo removal and second chance programs for probationary youth.
Who Should Attend: Long Beach residents, students, young people, young men of color, and community organizations who support second chance programs for probationary youth and creating opportunities for young men and women to heal through arts and culture practice.
When: Thursday, April 30- Saturday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813. Parking available next door.