Lori Berenson Vigil
9 December 1999
Today, commemorating the fourth anniversary of Lori Berenson's incarceration, we are lighting candles.
As you pause to light a candle, please think about why you are doing so.
WE CARRY A LIGHT for Lori Berenson;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for Mark and Rhoda Berenson, her parents;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for all those incarcerated unjustly throughout the world;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for women's rights because women's rights are human rights;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for all those who want to be here but cannot;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for all those who should be here but are not;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for ourselves, for each of us is imprisoned from within and from without;
WE CARRY A LIGHT for Lori Berenson's example and in her honor, reminding us that we need to examine WHERE WE ARE IN THE WORLD