Lights for Liberty: Asheville, NC — A Demonstration and Vigil

Fri, Jul 12
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vance Monument

I vehemently believe that a human’s value is not measured by their birthplace, religion, or sexuality. It is measured by their actions and their willingness to stand up for those that are oppressed.

If you have been horrified by the reports of worsening conditions and blatant inhumane treatment of migrants—including legal asylum seekers and innocent children—along the U.S. southern border, please come make a difference.

If you’re in Asheville or the WNC area, join us on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. for an event held in conjunction with the national Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Human Detention Camps.

***While this is a BATTERY POWERED candlelight vigil (obviously after dark), we will have musicians, speakers, and time to peacefully protest and speak out regarding these atrocities. An earlier start time also allows for parents with small children to still be able to participate.***

Please share this event with your friends far and wide!! Let’s join forces with allies around the world to show them that we refuse to stand idly by while our fellow humans are robbed of their dignity and basic human rights.

*** OPEN FLAMES ARE NOT PERMITTED PER THE CITY** Please bring a battery operated candle (2/$1.00 at the Dollar Store). Please note that this will be a peaceful demonstration of protest.
You are more than welcome to bring signage. With that said, any violent display or aggressive actions will not be tolerated and will take attention away from the cause. You will be asked to leave as a result.

Interested in carpooling or putting a bus together? Post your city of origin below to find your people! (Be sure to check other comments first!)

SCHEDULE: 5:30 – 9:30 – See Below

Stay tuned to this page for further details, and see the pinned post in the event discussion for ways to take an active role in making this event a success!

This page is for the Lights for Liberty: Asheville event ONLY. For more information about the national Lights for Liberty Vigils, visit their website at