Lights For Liberty Planning Meeting - Wednesday, June 26th at 1:00 pm and
Save the Date for the Protest Friday, July 12th
Chancery of the Diocese of Davenport
780 W Central Park AV, Davenport, IA 52802 (map)
Civil Rights Forum and One Human Family QCA
Dear Friends of One Human Family QCA,
As you are probably aware, President Trump has announced that there will be a massive round-up of 2,000 immigrants next week. We are hearing terrible reports of the already existing horrendous, sub-human conditions in the immigrant detention centers; centers which are already brutally overcrowded and under-served.
A national organization called “Lights for Liberty” is calling for communities around the country to join them in holding an event called: “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps”. The event will take place on Friday, July 12. To find out more about the organization and their plans for this national vigil you can go to their website - https://www.lightsforliberty.org/
The ONE HUMAN FAMILY QCA IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE is taking the leadership in organizing a local vigil to be in cooperation and coordination with the national one. They will be holding a planning meeting for our local vigil on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 at 1:00 pm at the Diocese of Davenport, 780 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport 52804. They are asking that everyone who would be willing to share in planning this significant event join them for this meeting! If you are interested in participating in the planning but cannot attend this time around, let me know and I will make sure that you are placed on the Planning Committee’s email distribution list. If you cannot join us in the planning but would like to attend the vigil, let me know and I will make sure that you are kept up to date with the details.
What is happening in these detention camps is a stain on the soul of the United States of America! We cannot stand by silently and permit it to continue. In the words of the philosopher Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” We must never forget that today’s current events are tomorrow’s history. When the history of these days are written, what will it have to say about the roles each of up played in creating that history.
Shalom / Salaam / Paz / Pax / Peace,
Rabbi Henry Jay Karp