Lights for Liberty: Community unites outside T. Don Hutto Detention Camp for vigil and worldwide moment of silence

July 11, 2019

At 9 pm local time, at more than 600 locations worldwide, participants will join moment of silence in remembrance of victims of the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps.

**PRESS ADVISORY** 

Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 7pm

 

WHAT: Vigil and moment of silence

WHO: Grassroots Leadership, DSA-Austin, Indivisible Austin, community members, immigrant women formerly detained

WHEN:   Friday, July 12, 2019, 7-9pm CST

WHERE: Baseball fields next to T. Don Hutto Detention Center, Taylor, Texas [map]

TAYLOR, Tex. — Grassroots Leadership, along with ally organizations, community members, and formerly detained women, will join hundreds of other organizations across the country for Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. The event will take place outside of T. Don Hutto Detention Center. Starting at 7 pm, community activists, organizers, local officials, and immigrant women formerly detained at T. Don Hutto will share statements and stories addressing the urgency to shut down detention camps. 

At 9 pm local time, participants of the event will gather in a moment of silence “in remembrance of victims of this abuse and draw strength from our spiritual and moral traditions to continue the struggle to end these detention camps.”

T. Don Hutto Detention Center is the country’s only all-women detention center, detaining approximately 500 Central American asylum seekers. 

 

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Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization are things of the past. Follow us @Grassroots_News.

 

Contact: 

Maria Reza, mreza@grassrootsleadership.org, 512-499-8111

    Sulma Franco, sfranco@grassrootsleadership.org, 512-499-8111