On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps (www.lightsforliberty.org), will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.
If you live in the Boston area, join us on the steps of the Massachusetts State House - or even in front of your own home - to hold a candle and share a moment of silence.
We will hear testimonies from immigrants, educators, health worker testimonies. We'll also have mini teach-ins, songs/chants, a reading of the names of immigrants who have died in CBP custody or trying to get to the US, and of course light candles in a show of solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters.
This event is being planned in partnership with a host of organization working on the front-lines with immigrants and refugees. Massachusetts Jobs with Justice! is the lead organizer, and partners include ACLU Massachusetts, American Friends Service Committee, Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), Brazilian Worker Center/Centro do Trabalhador Brasileiro, Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, Driving Families Forward, Free Siham, Indivisible Massachusetts, Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice, Massachusetts TPS Committee, Muslim Justice League, Massachusetts Safe Communities Coalition, Sol y Canto, SURJ Boston - Showing Up for Racial Justice, and The Welcome Project, with additional organizations joining daily.
Invite your friends, and together we will light up the world (and social media - #lights4liberty #dontlookaway #endusconcentrationcamps) to demand an end to these concentration camps.
This opportunity started on July 12, 2019, 7 p.m. and ended on July 12, 2019, 9 p.m. EDT and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone.
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