Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil at North

Thank you to everyone who participated in a candlelight vigil to protest conditions in U.S. border detention camps, at North on Friday, July 12, from 8-9 p.m. Besides Pastor Hennessy, we heard from Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein (Congregation Shir Shalom), Rev. George Nicholas (Lincoln Memorial UMC), Khalid Qazi (Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier, and NPC spokespeople.

Photos on Facebook
To see photos and videos from the vigil, please visit our Facebook page, and be sure to “Like” us so you won’t miss posts in the future.

Resources
After the Vigil_What can I do (pdf)
Fact sheet: U.S. Asylum Process
Oversight Reform

Inspector General report (69 pages)

OIG-19-51-Jul19_ (short version of inspector general report)

Media Coverage
Buffalo News story

Amherst Bee article (before vigil)

Amherst Bee (photo coverage of event)

North Church was one of more than 75 organizations that partnered with Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, which brought together thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets, and into their front yards to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

Lights for Liberty is a loose coalition of grassroots activists with support from long-standing immigrants’ rights organizations and other organizers.

 

 

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