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Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps
July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Inspired by a national call to action, the Boston Lights for Liberty vigil will bring hundreds — maybe even thousands — of people together to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Join us on the steps of the MA 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.
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Join these other Lights for Liberty events across Massachusetts:
MA – WALPOLE – Walpole Common, the corner of Common and Main Streets, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM