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On FRIDAY, JULY 12, people all across the country are holding Lights for Liberty protests against the monstrous treatment of child refugees and their families – in particular, the vile conditions in child detention centers. 

In the Upper Valley, we’re holding a CLOSE THE CAMPS NOW/Lights For Liberty Rally and Fundraiser on


1. Hear from students and other young people whose families live in fear of being arrested, incarcerated and deported by ICE

2. Hear from activists who’ve just visited the Homestead, FL, child detention camp

3. Help fund legal help for children in ICE detention centers across the U.S. to get them released

4. Help refugees right here in VT and NH to post bail so they can be released from incarceration at the ICE detention center in Dover, NH.

It will take everything we have, as individuals and as a community, to shut down these horrific child prisons and providing essential, immediate legal and human assistance to these children and to VT/NH farmworkers.

Rally Sponsors: 

Dartmouth CoFIRED student organization (Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and Dreamers)

Dartmouth Latin-American, Latino and Caribbean Studies program (LALACS)

The Refugee Support Team of the First Congregational Church of Thetford, VT

The United Valley Interfaith Project

Rally Co-Organizers

Sherry Merrick–Post Mills, VT

Alexis Jetter–Thetford Center, VT

For further information:

Sherry Merrick


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