Hundreds came to First Congregational Church in Montclair Friday night, joining thousands around the country and the world, to protest human detention camps and inhumane conditions faced by refugees.
Women for Progress, Blue Wave NJ, Our Revolution Bergen County and Montclair Peace Vigil took part in the local effort.
Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake spoke of the dire need to revamp the criminal justice system in the U.S. and spoke of positive changes in New Jersey for immigrants.
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) was recommended as a good organization to support as they are on the ground at the border.
The Lights for Liberty Montclair program included the reading of testimonials from children detained at the border. It ended with a rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine performed by Wayne Mallet and Julian Morgan.