On July 12, AHEAD held a candlelight vigil in Lima that called for humane treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. It was planned in conjunction with the Lights for Liberty July 12th event, “A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps,” which included local vigils across the USA and in countries around the world.
In Lima, 40-60 people came out and there was a tremendous sense of community. A participant described the event: “Very impressive vigil. The planned speakers were knowledgeable and professional. The individuals who shared their families’ past immigration histories were moving and heartfelt. Thanks to all who made this possible.”
Special appreciation to Stacey Hauff for leading and organizing, Holly Norton and the Unitarian Fellowship for hosting, Wendy Chappell-Dick and Nancy Corle for music, and everyone who shared their stories or their presence.