Lights for Liberty Rally

Published: Jul 19, 2019 5:25pm Length: 56:03

Over 150 people gathered on the Westford Common on July 12th to add their voices to the nationwide Lights for Liberty event protesting detention camps and inhumane immigration and refugee policies. Speakers included rally organizer, Emily Gilstrap; State Senators Ed Kennedy and Jamie Eldridge; Boston immigration lawyer Chiara St. Pierre; Marius, a local asylum seeker; and First Parish Church United Reverend Kathleen Hepler. While many of the protesters ended the night with a candlelight vigil, others were eager to finish the sentence that the Lights for Liberty organization asked participants to respond to "I am here because…."