Lights for Liberty Jax

The Jax community turned out to fill the Avondale UMC at the Jax Lights for Liberty vigil, one of hundreds of events held around the US and the world. Over two hundred neighbors and friends joined in the call for justice and the closure of detention camps like the one in Homestead, Florida—this despite heavy rains in Jax and a resulting last-minute change in venue. Some speakers shared their experiences with asylum seekers hoping for fair and humane treatment, while others bore witness to the abuses taking place in the camps themselves.