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Lights for Liberty:
A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps


From Judy Fleischman:


I am encouraged to invite you to join in a tender-hearted vigil TONIGHT 7/12 in San Francisco, among many nationwide, and to help prepare for a protest and memorial service at Ft. Sill, OK on 7/20.

Details follow including this ZenStreets event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/707315279720448/?ti=ia

Buddhists from all over the Bay area will join the nationwide “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps” on Friday, July 12, 2019.

This vigil will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.

Please meet outside the Press Club (20 Yerba Buena Ln) at 6:30 pm. This is about a 3-minute walk from Powell, where the actual protest vigil begins. 

For more info on the Buddhist meetup, please contact Gesshin Greenwood at clairegesshin@gmail.com.

For general info on the vigil:

https://www.lightsforliberty.org
NOTE: To find a vigil near you (if SF is too far) and for updates:
 
Text "Lights" to 977-79
 
On Twitter, follow @Lights4Liberty and the hashtag #Lights4Liberty

Dream Action Oklahoma

Coming up on 7/20 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a coalition of groups will be holding a protest. Dream Action Oklahoma (affiliated with United We Dream, the nation’s largest immigration youth-led network) is organizing this.

Duncan Williams, author of “American Sutra,” is coordinating a large Buddhist memorial service there on the same day. There are various ways to participate including folding paper cranes in advance and sending them in.

For more information on this, visit:

 https://www.duncanryukenwilliams.com/buddhist-leaders-for-tsuru-for-solidarity/

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.

This coalition is 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.

Thank you for considering these compassionately imaginative possibilities.

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