Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m..
Location: The event will begin at Santa Fe Bridge/ Paso del Norte Bridge in Downtown El Paso and the procession will continue to Cleveland Square Park
Lights for Liberty is working with local organizations who have been doing the work around immigrants’ rights and related issues. Our local hosting organizations are working with people who are directly impacted to curate each vigil.
As a reminder, vigils are seen as a nonviolent way to raise awareness of a cause and to motivate change, as well as uniting and supporting those attending the vigil.
Please look for these organizations to post more information about each vigil’s plan and requirements.
A moment of silence will be held at 9 p.m. with candles (if allowed), battery operated candles, flashlights and phones to shine a light on our administrations policies at the border.
Border Network for Human Rights
Coalition to End Child Detention
Hope Border Institute
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
TRANSPORTATION: Interested in carpooling or putting a bus together? Post your city of origin below to find your people! (Be sure to check other comments first!)
Linda Rivas, Executive Director of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, will be speaking at the “Creating Resiliency among Vulnerable Populations Conference” on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The event is free. RSVP’s can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-health-emergency-preparedness-conference-registration-58881420915/amp.
In collaboration with other local organizations, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center is hosting an emergency volunteer planning meeting for the Families Belong Together and Free March in El Paso, Texas on June 30, 2018 to protest the cruel family separation policy.