Ever since the bombastic Tangerine intruded himself on the national scene, parents have wondered: "how do I explain to the children that a man who lies and bullies can be President?" Many kids, including children who have a perfect legal right to be here, know that this President has promised to round up people who look like them and send them to foreign countries. "Will he send me away?" a friend's daughter asked.
The public school across the street from my house serves many Latinx children and families where these fears fester. Some do not have legal status, so they really are at risk. Others just fear they might be. Inauguration day was an anxious time.
Buena Vista/Horace Mann school did its best to promote kindness and community, as we all must in the hard times ahead.
Thanks to Erudite Partner for some of these images. We both went running out, delighted, waving our cameras, when the music drew our attention.