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.
TAKE A STAND, SHOW UP, BEAR WITNESS WITH BAC.
MEETING LOCATION: small park at 105 Duane St., between Church and Broadway, a block and a half from event site. (We will have access to bathroom.)
MEETING TIME / SCHEDULE:
6PM - arrive
6:10PM - welcome and overview of event
6:20PM - sitting meditation, chant
6:40PM - walking meditation to join the large gathering at Foley Square
7-9PM - speakers
9PM - moment of silence and vigil
If the moment is right, we may do a walking meditation around the federal building in silence and/or with chants. The federal building by Foley Square is home to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and is where hundreds of migrants daily are processed through detention... To find us, should you get separated or come late, look for orange balloons.
WHAT TO BRING:
- LIGHT SOURCE: LED candles or candle app on your phone. Organizers also mentioned flashlights. Please DO NOT bring real candles (they're not allowed, for safety reasons).
- SIGN: We will have some signs available, but please feel free to bring your own. Here's our sign you can print.
Please share this call to action widely. Send it to your sangha mailing list. Post it on social media. Let us know you'll be there so we can have a head count and prepare accordingly. Email us at email@example.com. For more info on Lights for Liberty and list of events worldwide, click here.
For those not in NYC, shine your bright light wherever you are. Share your action. Send us a note and photos.