Owensboro ‘Lights for Liberty’ to hold vigil to protest detention camps

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On Friday, the Owensboro Human Relations Commission and Nonviolent Owensboro will host the Owensboro ‘Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps.’ Image courtesy lightsforliberty.org

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — On Friday, the Owensboro Human Relations Commission and Nonviolent Owensboro will host the Owensboro ‘Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps.’

The organization hopes the national vigil will bring people to protest the conditions faced by refugees.

The vigil will begin at 8:30 p.m. at Legion Park with an introduction by Rev. Dr. Claudia Ramisch from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro, and Luis Aju, retired Director of the Hispanic Ministry for the Western Kentucky Catholic Diocese.

Lights for Liberty is a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them.

Lights for Liberty seeks to create this event in solidarity and ally ship with communities most impacted by the abuse of our immigration system.

More information about Lights for Liberty can be found by clicking here.

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This story was originally published on July 12, 2019

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