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Lights For Liberty: Olympia, WA
July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans together to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Where: Washington State Capitol building on the Legislative Building steps-416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504.
*ASL Interpreters will be present at this event!
Fri Jul 12th – Olympia,WA Capitol Campus**
7-9 pm Speakers to include:
Alejandra Hunt- CIELO Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia
Bill Fishburn- Hispanic Roundtable of the South Sound
Victor Minjares-Attorney and Activist
Steffani Powell- Strengthening Sanctuary/Immigration Attorney
Clarence Moriwaki- Japanese American Concentration Camps and Parallels to today
Alejandro Sanchez-Special Assistant to Governor Inslee
Yasmin Trudeau-Legislative Director for Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Music by Les Purce and Patrick Tovatt
9-9:15 pm Silent Candlelight Vigil**
*other Lights for Liberty vigils will be held throughout WA. Please check www.lightsforliberty.org for the one nearest you.
**No wax candles are permitted on Capitol grounds. Use candle phone app. Limited LEDs will be available at the vigil for those that do not have a phone.
Sat Jul 13th – 12:30 pm Community Engagement : Lights on Detained People.
At the specific request of those directly impacted, Saturday (July 13) will be a NOISIER Community day of SUPPORT at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma. We need lots of powerful voices so all detained people and any visiting families can hear our support. We also will learn meaningful ways we can help in the sustained fight against immigrant detention, such as:
– Contribute to the Fair Bond Fund and Free Our Neighbors Bond fund https://fairfightbondfund.org https://www.freeourneighbors.org/
– Sign up to volunteer at the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network https://medium.com/@waisn/building-our-defense-line-under-the-threat-of-immigration-raids-a9f721583267
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” – Inscription on the Statue of Liberty
“These aren’t people. These are animals.”- Donald J. Trump
From the Lights for Liberty site:
“We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.
We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them.”