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Yale Child Study Center and Department of Pediatrics Co-hosting: "Lights for Liberty: Hamden, CT," on July 12

July 10, 2019

The Yale Child Study Center and Department of Pediatrics are co-hosting a candlelight vigil* on July 12, 2019, when there will be a global series of over 400 such Lights for Liberty vigils to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees at our borders – especially by children. Join your colleagues in the community on July 12 from 8-9:30 p.m. on the steps of the Hamden Town Hall in Hamden, CT. Speakers from both departments, as well as other local groups, will precede the vigil.

*BYOC = Bring Your Own Candle!


Marietta Vazquez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Pediatric Global Health Track Director

Patricia Nogelo, Clinical Social Worker, Pediatric Primary Care, Yale Clinic for Hispanic Children (Y-CHiC), Yale New Haven Hospital

Little Silver Musicians/Band from Hamden, CT

Megan Goslin, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

James Leckman, MD, PhD, Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics

Ben Florsheim Representative from the Office of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

Bushra Mahdi IRIS: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

Lurline Devos, PhD, representative from the UUSC team at USNH

Members of the USNH Choir Unitarian Society of New Haven

Host Organizations:

Child Study Center


Unitarian Universalist Service Committee representative team at Unitarian Society of New Haven

Submitted by Robert Forman on July 10, 2019