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Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps

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.

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.

RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/boston-lights-for-liberty

Volunteer: https://tinyurl.com/July12BostonVolunteers

For other questions: bostonlightsforliberty@gmail.com

Join these other Lights for Liberty events across Massachusetts:

MA – ANDOVER

MA – BEDFORD

MA – BEVERLY

MA – BOSTON

MA – BREWSTER

MA – CAMBRIDGE

MA – CHATHAM

MA – DENNIS

MA – EASTHAM

MA – EDGARTOWN

MA – GREAT BARRINGTON

MA – HARWICH

MA – HINGHAM

MA – FALMOUTH

MA – FRAMINGHAM – MEMORIAL BUILDING

MA – GREENFIELD

MA- GREENFIELD – FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL AND DETENTION CENTER

MA – HYANNIS

MA – HUDSON

MA – LEOMINSTER

MA – LEXINGTON

MA – NANTUCKET

MA – NATICK

MA – NEEDHAM

MA – NEW BEDFORD

MA – NEWBURYPORT

MA – NEWTON

MA – ORLEANS

MA – PITTSFIELD – PARK SQUARE HISTORIC DISTRICT

MA – PLYMOUTH

MA – PROVINCETOWN

MA – READING

MA – SALEM – CONGRESSMAN MOULTON’S DISTRICT OFFICE

MA – SHUTESBURY

MA – SOUTH DEERFIELD

MA – WALPOLE –  Walpole Common, the corner of Common and Main Streets, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MA – WELLFLEET

MA – WESTFORD

MA – WORCESTER

 

Venue

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Boston,
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