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Peterborough Lights for Liberty Rally July 12 includes advocates for immigrants and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke

The Peterborough Lights for Liberty Rally, calling for an end to U.S. detention camps and their deplorable conditions, will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the steps of the Peterborough Town House, in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  An ad hoc committee of concerned women in the Monadnock Region organized this rally.

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Former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas will report on his first-hand view of the centers.  This is not a campaign event.  

 

Other rally speakers include:

  • Emcee:  Karen Hacker Member,  Town of Peterborough Select Board
  • Eva Castilla,  NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees Director and MIRA (MA) [https://welcomingnh.org/about/] Castillo, the Director of NHAIR, has more than 30 years of advocacy experience and is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. 
  • Mohammad Saleh, Keene Immigrant and Refugee Partnership [https://www.keeneimmigration.org/] Saleh is as an immigration activist who has organized to prevent deportations that would have separated two area families. Mohammed is a physicist/optical-engineer living in Keene and a native of Bangladesh.  
  • Anna McGuiness and Gabby Oja, Revolution Ethics, a local organization of high school-aged youth [https://revolutionethics.org/]
  • Marjorie Margolis, Annunciation House, El Paso [https://annunciationhouse.org]  Margolis, from Sharon, will speak about a non-profit El Paso agency working to meet the immediate  (1-3 days) short-term  housing, food, transportation and other needs of those refugees directly released from ICE detention centers. 

Peterborough Lights for Liberty Rally July 12 includes former Congressman Beto O’Rourke

 

Friday, July 12

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Peterborough Town House

1 Grove Street

The rally is in coordination with a nationwide effort to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants, especially children, held at government-funded, privately run detention centers in the United States. At least seven other events are being held across New Hampshire, along with upwards of 500 across the country.