The Lights for Liberty vigil was held at the Arch on main campus on July 12, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. The vigil was held to support the end of human detention camps at the border of US and Mexico. There was a strong turnout, and it included speeches from Deborah Gonzalez, JoBeth Allen, Beto Mendoza and several more. A smaller group of counter protestors showed up led by Brother Sam and stayed throughout the whole vigil. After everyone was done speaking, the protestors took a minute of silence for all those who have passed at the detention camps.