Stand Up for Immigrants, Immigrant Children – 7/12/19

Hope you know about these “Lights For Liberty” rallies around the state and country on Friday, July 12, 2019, starting at 7pm. We expect many people to show up in support of immigrants. NOW Condemns Sexist and Racist Behavior by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents. VOX has a great article about who is benefitting from these terrible camps and more humane and less expensive ways to track immigrants and asylum seekers – “Reminder: Trump doesn’t need to keep migrants in detention camps,” 7/4/19.

Eliezar Posada speaking on at “Stop the Terror, Close the Camps” in Raleigh on 7/2/19. Photo Credit: Karen Ziegler, who was also the emcee.

This picture is from a Raleigh demonstration with 300-400 people, including women, men, moms, children and babies in Raleigh on Tuesday, 7/2/19, and that was at lunch time. These Lights of Liberty demonstrations are all after work, 7pm.

Use any or all of the following hashtags: #lights4liberty #dontlookaway #endusconcentrationcamps

Here are a few of the ones that are set up in NC (in alphabetical order by city name). See for current ones. On 7/6/19, Lights for Liberty reported 553 events nationwide and counting (as posted on fb)! 

Asheville –
(A Demonstration and Vigil)

Boone –

Carrboro –
(A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps)

Charlotte – cancelled because there are events in York SC and Concord NC. Charlotte was at The York event is at an actual ICE detention center, and Charlotte NOW member Alma Hernandez is one of the speakers.

Concord/Charlotte –

Durham –

Greensboro –
(A Vigil for Detained Immigrants)

Hickory –
(Love Is A Verb)

Hillsborough –

Raleigh –

Wilmington –

York – York has a Detention Center located at the Moss Justice Center. The York Detention Center is a 565-bed direct supervision facility that opened in March of 1995. It houses a varying number of detainees on a daily basis. Charlotte NOW member Alma Hernandez is one of the speakers. Read more about Alma in the facebook event description.


Karen Ziegler as emcee (on stand, in turquoise). Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

One thought on “Stand Up for Immigrants, Immigrant Children – 7/12/19

  1. all it amounts is the abuse of power and men against little children. History will not be kind to this president and his cohorts. they cannot find ways to fix problems in this country so they war babes and now I hear there is an absence of girls in detention..Trafficking and in Florida where John Kelly rules. I pray a lot for these children to be free and the others crammed in small unclean places. Karma bites hard…..

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