North Carolina’s capital city will be one of the points of light during the world-wide Lights for Liberty– A vigil to end human detention. On Friday, July 12th, the Raleigh community will stand together to protest the inhumane conditions at the US border faced by migrants including children by participating in a short press conference, a moment of silence and candlelight vigil. Now is the time to cast your light.
This Lights for Liberty Raleigh event is a peaceful and nonviolent event to show support for our migrant and refugee community. People from all ethnicities, color, race, socioeconomic backgrounds, religion and non-religion, sexual orientation and gender identity are encouraged to attend this Lights for Liberty in Raleigh. In order to ensure a peaceful and respectful event we ask all of our attendees to adhere to these strict guidelines:
–All attendees must also adhere to the law: no face coverings/masks, no signs larger than 3 feet by 3 feet, no amplified sound equipment, no weapons of any kind, and no obstructing the flow of traffic. Police will be present to ensure public safety and traffic concerns in relation to the event. Police have been notified about the guidelines. Please make sure you are obeying the law.
–All banners, signs, flags, and symbols are subject to approval by the organizers (banners or signs that include profanity or hateful language and/or symbols are not allowed.)
–No disruptions are allowed during the speeches. This includes but is not limited to, screaming, shouting or orchestrating any other interruptions.
–There will be no use of musical instruments, bullhorns or megaphones to be disruptive.
–Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted during the entire event.
–Flyers can only be displayed on the table and that is subject to approval by the organizers.
–Any attempt to antagonize or otherwise provoke participants is not allowed and if such a situation arises we will immediately inform the law enforcement.
–Hateful rhetoric or fear-mongering is completely prohibited.
–The event organizers are not responsible for your personal belongings and safety. Please make sure to dress for the weather, and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
By reading this disclaimer you have accepted the terms and guidelines aforementioned should you attend this Lights for Liberty event.
Thank you for your patience and support!
Tentative Schedule: Speakers will begin at 7:00 PM leading up to a candle lit moment of silence at 7:15.
To offer assistance, please contact Carter Smith at email@example.com or Faisal Khan at Carolinapeacecenter@gmail.com. You can also submit a post and watch for a private facebook message in reply.
Lights for Liberty Event