On July 12th, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.
At Trump’s human detention camps, teen mothers and babies are held outdoors in “dog pounds,” sick and elderly are confined to “icebox” rooms for weeks at a time, children as young as 4 months are taken from their parents, medicine is confiscated and medical care withheld, and LGBTQ and disabled individuals are held in solitary confinement.
Perhaps most terrifying, refugees are beginning to be moved onto military grounds, where there will be a complete lack of oversight from media, lawyers, and human rights monitors.
On July 12th, Lights for Liberty will shine a light on these horrific abuses by the Trump administration. People will begin arriving at 7pm local time at each location. At six main locations, legislators, activists, and organizers will speak until 9pm.
At 9 pm local time, at every detention camp and in cities, towns, and homes around America, a silent sea of candles will light up the nation.