fri12jul7:00 pm9:15 pmLights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention CampsWashington State Capitol, 103 Capitol Way S., Olympia

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“Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps,” will bring thousands of people to over 500 locations worldwide as well as to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Attend the Olympia event at the Washington State Capitol North Steps! Friday, July 12th, 7pm.

There are over 1,500 local people interested in attending this event in Olympia. Participants will hear from speakers including: Clarence Moriwaki-Founder of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association and representatives of local immigrant rights groups to include Cielo (Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia), Hispanic Roundtable and Strengthening Sanctuary. The event will end in a candlelight vigil.

Protesters in Olympia will assemble outside of the State Capitol Building to shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps. Citizens stand in solidarity, aligned with communities most impacted by the abuse of our immigration system.

About Lights for Liberty: This coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, is dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity. The group is partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them. More information can be found at http://www.lightsforliberty.org.

Across this country, we have witnessed acts against people fleeing persecution many of us thought we would never see in modern times.

“Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will not accept this!’ No more hesitating. No more denial. No more fear. We need to be bold, and loud, and unrelenting. That’s the only way we can stop this,” said Kristin Mink, activist and organizer.

Lights for Liberty seeks to create this event in solidarity with communities most impacted by the abuse of our immigration system. We seek to work in solidarity with grassroots organizations both new and historic, those who are well-funded and on shoe-string budget. The organization is moved to mobilize with anyone: moms, dads, and people of moral conscience who cannot stand to see families and communities destroyed. Simply put, the United States is at a tipping point.

WHAT: OLYMPIA Lights for Liberty #LightsforLiberty

WHEN: Friday, July 12th, 2019 — 7-9:15pm

WHERE: Washington State Capitol Building, Legislative Building North Steps, 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98504

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/494566111288219/

RSVP: Please email kolson327@gmail.com to speak with local organizers or to cover this event.



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