Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil - Doylestown
Friday, July 12, 2019
State & Main Streets, Doylestown Borough, PA 18901
Doylestown joins dozens of national and local sponsors as part of Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps
On Friday, July 12th, 2019 advocates, activists and impacted persons from across the Bucks County area will gather in the county seat, Doylestown, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in human detention camps. This is part of a nationwide demonstration, where participants all across the country are gathering at detention camps, in the streets, town centers and in their own front yards to light candles in vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration's horrific policies.
“We shine a light on the inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees by the current administration. To be silent is to be complicit. To sit this out is to be complacent. Now is a time to stand for what is best in all of us, to stop the worst of us. We must stand for one another. At New Sanctuary Coalition, we hold in our hearts a vision of a world worth fighting for,” said Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition.
“People of color are targets of this administration’s deliberately cruel immigration enforcement policies,” said Nicole Lee, co-founder of the Black Movement Law Project. “We stand vigil with Lights for Liberty and in solidarity with all those in detention camps, and against this administration’s profound racism and xenophobia.”
“I’ve been inside these camps, and the conditions are beyond description. Twenty-four adults and six children that we know of have already died as a result,” said Toby Gialluca, lawyer, activist and member of the organizing team of Lights for Liberty. “The world must take a stand against this administration and stop these camps before more lives are lost.”
About Lights for Liberty: Lights for Liberty is a loose coalition of grassroots activists, with support from long-standing immigrants’ rights organizations and other organizers. More information can be found at http://www.lightsforliberty.org.
Sponsors of Doylestown's Lights for Liberty include:
- Rise Up Doylestown
- Immigrant Rights Action/Grupo de Acción
- Latino Network of Bucks County
- Welcoming the Stranger
- Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
- The Peace Center
- Bucks Students Demand Action
- Buxmont Indivisible & Progressive
- PA Statewide Indivisible
- Solebury Democrats
- Upper BuxMont Rising (holding their own vigil at the same time in Sellersville!)
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