Lights for Liberty
July 8, 2019 4:00 p.m.
What: Lights for Liberty Fernandina Beach
When: Friday, July 12, 2019
Where: Meet at Fernandina Beach City Hall at 7:45pm
On July 12th local activists will gather to voice opposition to the detention of children and the separation of families at our borders. In Fernandina Beach we will be gathering at City Hall at 7:45pm, at 8pm we will walk over to the Fernandina Beach City Marina where there will be a short program. At 9pm we will join events around the country in lighting candles and observing a moment of silence.
Program: Opening words, singing, speakers, candle-lighting and group photo
9pm moment of silence
Rev. Linda Hart Green received her theological education 40 years ago from Princeton Theological Seminary. Throughout these decades of ministry, she was involved in social justice work including advocating for women’s rights, criminal justice reform, human rights, and marriage equality. In retirement, she works at Shady Ladies Art Studio and coordinates her church’s work with the homeless.
Rev. Patricia Thompson is a life-long native of Fernandina Beach Florida. Retired educator, former business owner and community activist, previous president of NAACP and Nassau County Democratic Black Caucus, former city commissioner and vice mayor. She is an ordained minister and civil rights leader. She is married to Bernard Thompson, and they have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.
Local elected officials have been invited to speak.
Fernandina Beach Organizing group: Linda Hart Green, Peggie Weeks and Zen Waters.
About Lights for Liberty
We are a coalition of the 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.
On July 12th, Lights for Liberty will shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps. People will begin arriving at 7pm local time at locations around the nation. At five main locations, legislators, activists, and organizers, and members of impacted communities will speak until 9pm.
At 9 pm local time, at every detention camp, and in cities, towns, and homes around America, a silent sea of candles will light up the nation.
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.
These events are being funded entirely out of the pockets of our organizing team. We have no sponsors and will not be asking for any financial contribution for these events. We will invite the public to directly contribute to organizations supporting migrant refugees on our donations page.
This moment has the opportunity to be a turning point in our nation’s history, a moment in which we
We invite you to stand beside us on the right side of history on July 12th.
For more information please visit our website: www.lightsforliberty.org