We had a perfect summer evening in Santa Fe for our vigil. Parking was terrible because it was the opening night for the International Folk Art Market, and their parking was in the same state lot. But it’s a big one and accommodated us all.
Credit must go to our own O. Felix Culpa and the county Democratic Party. O. Felix and others planned it, and the Democratic Party provided the organizational structure. The program was just right – a mix of music, poetry, and speeches, just over an hour. Some interpretation between English and Spanish, and Sign for all of it. Well done, all.
I estimate there were at least 300 people there, possibly as many as 500, a pretty diverse mix. Quite a few older white folks, but they’re a big part of Santa Fe, and I think many of them have demonstrated before. I ran into a woman who was in my consciousness-raising group back in the 1970s. We looked at each other like yes, again.
But I’m happy to say that some of the younger folks are taking up the torch. Allegra
Good Love (third photo) is a firebrand, and the last rabbi on the program was something else. One of the Jewish groups in town was one of the sponsors.
— Cheryl Rofer (@CherylRofer) July 13, 2019
Photos from O. Felix:
Matt, from Austin (nym?): Three pics of the main event. We heard from an immigrant who’d been imprisoned right here in Texas, Representative Lloyd Doggett, and other local politicians, among others. Because it’s Austin, there was lots of live music. The 4th pic, selfie-style, was a related protest-slash-Shabbat service by Austin Jews For Justice earlier in the evening.