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Inauguration Day: Taos Goes High

Snapshots of a most excellent Taos community gathering

Posted January 20, 2017

Thanks to all who braved the frigid weather and to all who shared their thoughts on the occasion of the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America.

The theme of this gathering

Photo of the crowd by Barbara Zaring, taken after her reading from Thich Nhat Hanh

Lilu, a student at Taos Academy, performs with her mentor/teacher, Jimmy Stadler.

Max Gomez sings about American illusions, with Ted Wiard of Golden Willow Retreat at his side.

 

Preschoolers from Inspire Bilingual Daycare Center sing a song titled The Earth is Our Mother.

Water Protectors from Taos Pueblo speak and perform. Terrie Mangat’s participatory art installaton, We Go High, in the foreground.

It was so cold, the crowd moved under the gazebo for shelter from the snowfall.

The hearty crowd at We Go High on January 20, 2017

The We Go High crowd with Terrie Mangat’s community-constructed art installation in the foreground.

Terrie Mangat and Judy Kendall with We Go High art installation

Don Peters of Not Forgotten Outreach tells the crowd about that organization’s work with veterans in the Taos community

 

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