For Our Future Florida will be hosting a local vigil and educational forum at Allendale United Methodist Church.
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps is a national campaign being held Friday, July 12, in order to bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.
The Lights for Liberty campaign website shares passionate quotes from activists on why this event is crucial.
“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.”
The local vigil will begin at 7 p.m. at Allendale United Methodist Church, located at 3803 Haines Rd N. in St. Pete.
To further the mission activists groups are encouraging the community to contact their senators and representative tell them to close down the camps.
To RSVP through the event, and find out more information, visit act.indivisible.org.