Lights for Liberty Across Oregon

The outcry happening across the country in response to the horrific conditions in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are holding children and families begs the question: how will we, as people who care about human dignity and justice, make our opposition visible? On the heels of a landmark victory in the legislature to pass drivers licenses for all, rural Oregonians will be holding vigil over the next few days as part of the nationwide Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps. Read on to see which communities have Lights for Liberty events already announced and learn how you and your group can take action!

Find a Lights for Liberty vigil or other action near you:

Columbia County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm at Columbia View Park: 275 Strand St, St. Helens, OR 97051

Coos County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 7 pm at the Coos Bay Boardwalk: Highway 101, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Curry County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 7 pm at Bankus Fountain on Chetco Ave (across from Fred Meyer), Brookings, OR 97415

Deschutes County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm at Orchard Park: 2001 NE 6th St, Bend, OR 97701

Grant County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 7 pm at the intersection of highway 395 (Canyon Blvd) and 26 (Main St), John Day, OR 97845

Jackson County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 9 pm at Ashland Plaza, Ashland, OR 97520

Jefferson County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 7 pm at SW 5th and NW Maple St, Madras, OR 97741

Josephine County– Rally for Human Rights: Close the Camps, July 12th at 5 pm. 500 NW 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Klamath County– Never Again: Vigil to End Migrant Detention, July 16th at 6 pm at the Government Center stairs, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Lane County

Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 2:30 pm at Oregon Country Fairgrounds, Veneta, OR 97487 

Lights for Liberty vigil. Friday, July 12th at 7 pm at US Federal District Cout building: 405 E 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Lincoln County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 7 pm in front of the 501 Building: 441 Hwy 101 N.,Yachats, OR 97498

Linn County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm at the Linn County Courthouse: 300 SW 4th Ave, Albany, OR 9732

Marion County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm at Polly’s Corner: Liberty and Chemeketa Streets, Salem, OR 97301

Polk County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm at Main Street Park: 180 Main St E, Monmouth, OR 9736

Wasco County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm outside The Dalles Post Office: 101 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058

Washington County

Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th. All day invitation to hold vigil at home in Forest Grove

Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 8 pm at Cannery Square: 22622 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140

Yamhill County– Lights for Liberty vigil, July 12th at 7:30 pm at Gormley Plaza: McMinnville City Hall, 230 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

We say enough! Rural Oregon is not up for grabs. In the coming days, we will be gathering around the state and nation to show our solidarity, our outrage and our commitment to holding ICE accountable for their inhumane treatment of people at the border, in detention centers and across the country. Is your group planning a vigil or action that isn’t listed here? Let us know and we will share it out!

Would you like to plan a vigil or explore other ways for your group to take action? ROP is happy to help you plan a vigil or put together a strategy session to talk about your group’s next steps locally to get ICE out of our communities. Reach out to us at hannah@rop.org to let us know how we can support your next steps!

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