Council President Jen Giattino will join organizations around the world in sponsoring a Lights for Liberty vigil on July 12 to end human detention camps across the United States. Thousands of people are expected to participate in similar events in their communities and outside detention centers to call for an end to human detention.
“The detention of immigrants, refugees and families is an inhumane practice that strips individuals of their basic rights,” said Council President Jen Giattino. “Together, we as a city will take a stand for democracy and work toward putting an end to these intolerable conditions. I invite all of Hoboken to join us to show their support for those who are detained and suffering behind bars across our country.”
Candles will be provided at the vigil.
WHO: Council President Jen Giattino, members of the City Council and community organizers
WHERE: Church Square Park, 499 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
WHEN: Friday, July 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.