Lights for Liberty Vigil toTake Down the Detention Camps

International vigils call for removing the detention camps along the US border.

Yesterday, July 12, 2019, resisters around the world in almost 1000 areas called for vigils to take down the deletion centers and reunite the families along the southern border of the US. Non partisan groups gathered, here in Naples, in Fort Myers, in Homestead (where busses came from across the county), in DC and more.

Cyndy Nayer (on the screen) talks about the Holocaust and why she is now a board member of the ACLU of Collier County during a vigil for migrants in detention facilities held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples on Friday, July 12, 2019. The vigil was one of many international events that made up Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps. Alex Driehaus/Naples Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA

Cyndy Nayer was asked to speak on why she is now serving as a board director for the Collier County chapter of the ACLU, and to share her knowledge about the Holocaust as compared to what is happening today. She related the larger history of the Holocaust, beyond the gas chambers, and told stories of meeting heroes in person: Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who wrote Night and many other policy-level books about war and holocaust, and Whitney Harris, the last remaining Nuremberg defense lawyer who passed away in 2010.

We must always take sides.  Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
 Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate

In a room packed with prayers, candles, and music, attendees were moved to action.

“I was honored to have several members of the Youth Council of the NAACP Collier Chapter with me, to speak and to be witness to the love in the room at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Collier County. Together with these young women and men, we are developing Project Unity, educating vulnerable people in our community. To date, we have worked with 5 church groups, and more are on our list.”

Lights for Liberty July 12 2019 CENTER: LAURAH JEAN,President, with VP Geneve and Laura’s brother Joshua all members of the Youth Council of NAACP Collier County, and all actively working on Project Unity with Nayer.

ICE began their raids before 6am on July 12 in several areas of Collier and Fort Myers.

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