People across the USA (and world!) peacefully championed human rights and kindness on July 12, 2019.

We lit candles, sang, and prayed.

We vowed to #EndUSConcentrationCamps.

Lights For Liberty began with a moment.

Now @Lights4Liberty is a movement… 🗽

(photo @NatDaviswriter)
1/ “We are a justice seeking people, and we are singing for our lives.”

All over the world, people sang for immigrants, for refugees, for children taken from parents, alone and afraid.

We sang for justice.

We sang for our lives.

#LightsForLiberty ✨🗽

2/ @Lights4Liberty advocates gathered in all 50 United States.

Our community quickly became a massive movement, united together against the culture of cruelty.

This was the first of many peaceful events.

#Lights4Liberty ✨🗽

3/ #Lights4Liberty won the week on @amjoyshow Thank you to all the on the ground organizations and everyone who showed up. It was a powerful night of solidarity, and only the beginning.”
— Meryl Lynn R., co-founder, @Lights4Liberty ✨🗽

4/ Hundreds came out for perhaps the largest march ever in downtown Palo Alto, home of Palantir HQ.

Palantir software assists ICE in locating and arresting undocumented immigrants for deportation, even ones with no criminal record.

#Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
6/ In Phoenix AZ, 10 people put their bodies on the line to STAND UP to ICE.

This video was filmed moments before their arrest.

To me, their fear is palpable.

The police hold all the power, yet these people still willingly placed themselves in danger.

#LightsForLiberty ✨🗽
8/ “Thank you all for what you're doing right now, especially for... children who have no voice, who fear that they're not being heard... in many cases, imprisoned [and] committed no crime.”

#LightsForLiberty in New Hampshire ✨🗽
9/ Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) is an ally and friend of the movement to #CloseTheCamps, and we appreciate him attending @Lights4Liberty.

#LightsForLiberty in Callicoon, NY ✨🗽
10/ In New York City, at Foley Square in front of the Federal Building, the Lights For Liberty gathering was HUGE.

And they brought their best vocals...

#LightsForLiberty NYC ✨🗽
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