On Friday, July 12th, 2019 Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants. https://www.lightsforliberty.org
JOIN THE VIGIL in FORTUNA
we'll have the presence of our Indigenous leaders, there will be music and testimonies. Candles will be provided to enlighten our protest. Tables with info about Immigrant Rights, and Art in benefit of this cause will be displayed.
Is the time for us to stand up for the most vulnerable, the communities most impacted by the abuse of the immigration system. In 2017 I.C.E raids terrorize the families of Fortuna, "we live in fear to be separated from our beloved ones, nevertheless we work and study every day for the benefit of Humboldt", Centro del Pueblo activists.
Latinx Immigrant Families, Indigenous Immigrants from around the world living in Humboldt, you are not alone! Strong individuals have joined Centro del Pueblo to organize this event. Several organizations are endorsing our effort:
Humboldt-Del Norte Central Labor Council
WILPF Humboldt: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
First 5 Humboldt
Food not Bombs
Eureka NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Outer Space Arcata
North Coast People’s Alliance
Ink People Center for the Arts
IN 2018 THE POWER OF PEOPLE DECLARED HUMBOLDT AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY, with that strength, we'll be joining Lights for Liberty with a vigil in FORTUNA to say it out loud ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
No + dead children in Immigration Detention Centers of the United States, NO + Torture to families crossing the border fleeing from poverty and violence. The White House, the Congress, the Board of Supervisors will listen to our claim "I.C.E. OUT OF CALIFORNIA".
Families, friends, YOU are the principal guest, your participation is important in these moments!
"The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who was shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who 'disappeared'. That's what the candle is for."
-PETER BENENSON, FOUNDER OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
“The Trump administration’s immigration policies and detention camps meet the United Nations’ definition of genocide and crimes against humanity,” said Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, lawyer, activist, and organizer. “Congress is refusing to stop the president and his policies. We cannot allow these atrocities to be perpetrated in our name.”
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