Various locations Across Seattle
Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. 2017
Participation in this event, organized by Mayor Ed Murray, is simple. All you have to do is go outside your home and shine a light—"be it a candle, a smartphone, a lamp or a flashlight"—and post a picture on social media with #ShineALight. As Murray writes, "It's time to send a bright, unmistakable message of resolve and unity in support of immigrants and refugees...Together, we can show hope and unity as we fight back against dark forces seeking to divide us." The event page also encourages donations to organizations that are assisting immigrants and refugees, such as the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and ACLU of Washington, and points to this website for information on services Seattle offers immigrant and refugee communities.