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Sanctuary: House of Community Dance Elevation

"Manifest Destiny," has to do with the premise that what was meant for destruction, the untimely deaths of our young people in Taos through overdoes, violence, suicide has fueled a fire of hope within our hearts, a fertile ground where seeds have been planted that have spread out into the community, to the country, and globally. Death and tragedy have become the catalyst of growth and life, and awakened positivity via creative outlets, education and social activism. "We have seen a movement rise up in our community through much loss. Our Manifest Destiny is that creative outlets continue to evolve and grow and spread throughout the community, where young people in Taos have access to multiple venues of expression. That this inspiration that has began in our hearts continue to radiate and push forward towards building hope, love, and unity," says Christalyn Concha, aka Dj Chrystalline. Saturday May 13th, 3-5p, The BassMint in collaboration with Taos Academy's STEM A+ Institute, presents Manifest Destiny, an afternoon of student dj presentations, music, dance, food (potluck) and fun. All ages are invited to enjoy the music selections of Djs: Eli, Red, Panda, Risa, Holla, DJR, Seb, and Savage - eight students from Taos Academy Charter School's STEM A+ Program, ranging in ages from 10-14, who have just completed a semester long, seven week course in beginning djing with dj Chrystalline - learning everything from music selection, beat matching, to beat gridding. The STEM A+ Institute offers a variety of semester-long courses to middle and high school students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines by engaging students in project-based activities, guided by community professionals. The event is free and Taos community and beyond is encouraged and invited to come support and enjoy these enthusiastic youth's expression. Bring a dish to share if you like. Special thanks to The BassMint Sponsors:ZIA energía, Arjuna Capital, Splice, and Pristina Water

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