Lights for Liberty – Close the Camps Protest at San Ysidro – July 12

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in San Diego

Lights for Liberty and the Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps – San Diego are collaborating to unify our communities with one event at Cesar Chavez Park at Larsen Field in San Ysidro this Friday, July 12!

This is a peaceful vigil that is being led by a coalition of parents, children, families, and community groups. Bring your signs and join us! Together in unity and solidarity we will shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps.

Schedule of Events – July 12, 2019

5 -6:30 PM – Cesar Chavez Park at Larsen Field
4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, California 92173
— Artivism, Activist Art Installation
— Children’s Activities
— Danza Azteca

6:30 PM – March to Bridge

7- 9 PM – Lights for Liberty Vigil at the Bridge
— Welcome by Kumeyaay Elders & Birdsingers
— Voicing Our Demands for Justice
— Sacred Witnessing: Stories from relatives impacted detention centers

The groups who are endorsing this event:

Planning Committee / Organizers:
AFSC San Diego
Armadillos Búsqueda y
Border Angels
Bridge of Love Across the Border
Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps
Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County
Colectivo Zapatista
Danza Mexicayotl
Democratic Socialists of America SD
Detainee Allies
Iipay Kumeyaay Nation of Santa Ysabel
Kalpulli Ketzalhuitzilin
Lights for Liberty
National Brown Berets de Aztlán
Overpass Light Brigade SD
Party for Socialism and Liberation/ANSWER Coalition San Diego
People Over Profits SD
Democratic Socialists of America SD
Detainee Allies
Kalpulli Ketzalhuitzilin
Lights for Liberty
National Brown Berets de Aztlán
Overpass Light Brigade SD
Party for Socialism and Liberation/ANSWER
Coalition San Diego
People Over Profits SD
Raíces Sin Fronteras
San Diego Border Dreamers
San Diego Indivisible
San Diego Tenants Union
SD Socialists
Socialist Unity Party
University Christian Church – Hillcrest
Womens March San Diego

Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice San Diego – CIEJ
Haitian Bridge Alliance
Migrant Child Watch
San Diego Area Chapter of NOW
United We Dream
United Service
Workers West-SEIU

See the CCCC SD event page:

All Across America on Friday July 12th

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.

Key events are planned in El Paso, Texas, where migrants are being housed in outdoor conditions under a bridge with no running water for months at a time; Homestead, FL, at a migrant child detention facility that has caused mass abuse and neglect; in San Diego, near the point of entry site from Tijuana; in New York City, at Foley Square, where hundreds of migrants are processed through detention a day; and in Washington, DC, in Lafayette Park, to demand action from Congress to end concentration camps and impeach the President. Legislators, activists, organizers, and members of impacted communities will speak prior to the candlelight vigil.

Across this country, we have witnessed acts against people fleeing persecution many of us thought we would never see in modern times.

At Trump’s concentration camps, teen mothers and babies are held outdoors in “dog pounds.” We have witnessed the sick and elderly confined to “icebox” rooms for weeks at a time. Unbelievably, children as young as 4 months are taken from their parents, medicine is confiscated, and medical care withheld, and LGBTQ and disabled individuals are held in solitary confinement.

“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.”

Perhaps most terrifying, refugees are beginning to be moved onto military grounds, where there will be a lack of oversight from the media, lawyers, and human rights monitors.

“Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will not accept this!’ No more hesitating. No more denial. No more fear. We need to be bold, and loud, and unrelenting. That’s the only way we can stop this,” said Kristin Mink, activist and organizer.


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

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Irene Britz July 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Wish there was one closer to Claremont, CA. Being older it is hard for me to travel too far. Can one send donations to help these unfortunate people on our border. Can’t believe this is how we are treating families this way, as they need compassion and help.


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