Light The Way for Refugees and Immigrants
Join our friends at Light The Way on Presidents Day, February 20, 2017, to stand in solidarity with refugees and immigrants. Participants will silently line both sides of Dodge St. at dusk (5:30- 6:30 p.m.) with candles, lights and welcome signs to show that #NebraskaWelcomes refugees and immigrants.
Light The Way is a peaceful nonpartisan event, open to the public, to show refugees and immigrants that they are welcome in our communities.
The uplifted torch held by the Statue of Liberty represents hope, refuge and hospitality to those fleeing persecution and war. It is essential that we stand firm and fight for the rights of refugees and our shared American values. America is better because of the hardworking and contributing refugees we resettle here. They are customers in our stores and businesses, small business owners who pay payroll taxes, and our neighbors who give to local churches and charities.
Light The Way is a collaboration of many individuals and groups in Omaha, not formally sponsored by any group. As Nebraska’s largest refugee resettlement and service agency, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is hosting an event page to connect supporters of refugees and immigrants. Go to event page for more details about the event.
If you are unable to join the main event, please turn on a porch light and/or your headlights in solidarity.