FLORENCE — Equality Shoals is hosting a candlelight vigil Friday, July 12, as a memorial to the children whose lives were cut short in detention camps at the U.S. border with Mexico and for those being kept in inhumane conditions, organizers said.
"Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps" will be 8-9 p.m. in Wilson Park.
According to an announcement on the Equality Shoals Facebook page, "this is part of a nationwide effort to call attention to and end the miserable conditions inside immigration detention camps."
Equality Shoals will will be collecting donations for RAICES, a nonprofit that provides legal services for immigrants and refugees. You can also donate at raicestexas.org/donate.