Report by Paula Antolini, July 11, 2019, 12:57PM EDT
Message from Lights for Liberty:
“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.”
“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.
Vigils will be held across the state at the following locations:
- Bethel: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School St.
- Branford: 8 to 10 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church of Branford, 1109 Main St.
- Chester: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St.
- East Granby: 8:30 p.m., East Granby Congregational Church, 9 Rainbow Road
- Fairfield: 7 to 8 p.m., Sherman Town Green, 1451 Post Road
- Glastonbury: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in front of the First Congregational Church at 2183 Main St.
- Greenwich: 8:15 to 9 p.m., Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road Ste 1
- Redding: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Redding Town Green, Lonetown Road
- Stamford: 7 to 8:30 p.m., North Stamford Community Church, 31 Cascade Road
- West Hartford: 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Farmington Avenue and North Main Street
- Westport: 8 to 9 p.m., Veteran’s Green, 109 Myrtle Ave.
- Willimantic: 8 to 9 p.m., Jillson Square, Main Street
- Hamden: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Hamden Town Hall, 2372 Whitney Ave.
- Hartford: 7 to 8 p.m., ICE Regional Headquarters, 450 Main St.
- Kent: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Churchyard, 1 North Main St.
- Manchester: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Center Memorial Park, 41 Center St.
- Milford: 7 to 9 p.m. Milford Green, 12 Broad St.
- Norwich: 7 to 9 p.m., Brown Memorial Park, 2 Chelsea Harbor Dr.
Participants should bring candles (preferably battery-operated), flashlights or glow sticks. After lighting the candles, participants will stand in silence. Visit www.lightsforliberty.org for more information.
About Lights for Liberty: Lights for Liberty was created by a loose coalition of grassroots activists, with support from long-standing immigrants’ rights organizations and other organizers. More information can be found at http://www.lightsforliberty.org.