Lights4Liberty-Detroit

Date: 
Fri, Jul 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Here's a rundown for the event program, organizations participating and their initiatives

Event Program:

- 6 to 7 PM: Noise demo in front of ICE (333 Mt. Elliott)
- 7 to 7:30: First speaking program at ICE
- 7:45 to 8: March to GEO Group building (Jefferson/Chene)
- 8 to 8:15: Next Steps Initiatives
- 8:15 to 8:45: Second speaking program
- 8:45 to 9: Candlelight vigil
- 9:00- Message from Detroit Light Brigade please stay if you can!

Groups Participating:
- Cosecha Detroit: Detroit affiliate for nationwide immigrant rights group providing aid and action from the Southern Border to the North.
- Emgage: The political home for Muslim Americans, whether its demonstrating in the streets or laying down the law in legislative chambers.
- ABISA: The African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs helps new neighbors get acclimated with Detroit and also stages successful demonstrations to thwart ICE's persecution.
- Michigan United: Be it electoral or direct action, MI United does it all, and works on the front lines of the immigrant rights movement.
- MI Support Circle: Local mutual aid group that provides funding for legal defense and amenities for separated families.
- Rapid Response Detroit: If there's I.C.E. in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? RRD!
- Detroit DSA: Left-leaning political party uniformly opposed to ICE.
- No Detention Centers in Michigan: Statewide coalition opposing the construction of concentration camps, such as GEO's plan for Baldwin.
- Occupy ICE Detroit: Direct action group specializing in shutdowns, also provides logistical and promotional support for regional immigrant rights groups.

Initiatives:
- Michigan Support Circle: We are supporting one fundraiser for this event, MI Support Circle is focused on bond/legal defense and will also have a lemonade stand on site.
- Cosecha: Drivers Licenses for All campaign
- No Detention Centers MI: Meeting on 7/13 to shutdown Baldwin Center.
- Rapid Response Detroit: Signups, canvassing and training.
- National Immigrant Transit Assistance: The welcome wagon for folks released from detention facilities.
- Occupy ICE Detroit: Direct action against ICE and training.
- MI United: Presidential forum October 20th.

Other groups lending support to the event: UAW, Solidarity & Defense, Refuse Fascism, Fems for Dems, Indivisible 9 and We-GP.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will 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.
El Paso, Texas, where migrants are being housed in outdoor conditions under a bridge with no running water for months at a time, is the anticipated site of the main Lights for Liberty vigil. Legislators, activists, organizers, and members of impacted communities are expected to speak.
Other key events are planned in 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 front of the Capitol building, to demand action from Congress to end human detention and impeach the President.
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 human detention 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.

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Location: 
333 Mt Elliot Detroit MI

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