Pipeline Fighters Movie Screening
Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Pipeline Fighters Movie Screening

  • George Mason Regional Library

PIPELINE FIGHTERS fuses testimonials of lamentation, defiance and resolve in a scathing examination of fossil fuel infrastructure projects, hydraulic fracturing, climate change and use of eminent domain in the service of corporate profits. 

Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/gnTLqnUrsdA

Pipeline Fighters Movie Screening
Thursday, August 3rd
George Mason Library
7001 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

6:30PM - Doors open
7:00PM - Film start time

Stay for Q&A with a Discussion Panel after the Movie!

Suggested donation $5 per person

Recipient of an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from Impact DOCS Film Festival in La Jolla, CA, NOMINATED for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Paris Play Film Festival, France, a SEMI-FINALIST AWARD at the Los Angeles CineFest, and included at theBarcelona Planet Film Festival, Spain and the Roma Cinema DOC, Italy. 
Feature Documentary (98min.)

RoCoDemCo August Meeting - Mountain Valley Pipeline
Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

RoCoDemCo August Meeting - Mountain Valley Pipeline

  • Roanoke County Public Library

The Nov 2017 Virginia election is quickly approaching. Get involved, make a difference, and learn about local activities. 

The Roanoke County Democratic Committee (RoCoDemCo) invites you to our monthly meeting at the Roanoke South County Library. 

This month's guest speaker, Dr. Alden Dudley, will discuss the impacts of proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The proposed route cuts through Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke, and Franklin Counties. https://goo.gl/KN5P24

Candidates will have an opportunity to speak including Djuna Osborne for Delegate (HOD 17th), Steve McBride (HOD 8th), and Benjamin Shepherd(Board of Supervisors Vinton). In addition, Brandon Schuetz from the 2017 Coordinated Campagin will speak briefly.

There is no cost to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Caravans to DEQ Pipeline Public Hearings
Aug
7
Aug 14

Caravans to DEQ Pipeline Public Hearings

  • Norfolk, Virginia

**RSVP FREE BUT REQUIRED** USE TICKET LINK
Earlier this month, the Department of Environmental Quality announced five public hearings across the commonwealth to receive comments on its water quality certifications for the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. We will be caravaning from Hampton Roads to the 2 hearings planned for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Please RSVP and let us know which hearing you can attend and whether or not you need a ride or can provide a ride for others.

We will be taking a van to the following hearings. See below for departure time. Return time will differ depending on location. We will have 10 spots in the van for each trip. Please RSVP using the ticket link and let us know 1. if you can attend, 2. if you need a ride, 3. if you can provides rides and how many seats. 
There is no cost for a spot in the van. 

Monday, 8/7/17 from 6-9pm (leaving Norfolk by 2pm)
James Madison University, Festival Conference & Student Center - Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Park only in Lots C11, C12, and D3 directly across Carrier Drive to the east of Festival Conference & Student Center.

Thursday, 8/10/17 from 6-9pm (leaving Norfolk by 3pm)
Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23901. Park in Wheeler Lot, Crafts Lot, High St Lot, Randolph Lot behind Farmville United Methodist Church, or other University-owned lots.

Harrisonburg 401 Permit Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Aug
7
6:00 pm18:00

Harrisonburg 401 Permit Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center Grand Ballroom

The construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will endanger the lives and safety of countless Virginian citizens and threatens to contaminate state water and irreversibly damage the Virginia landscape. Make your voice heard at the Department of Environmental Quality public hearing as part of the 401 certification process. Say no to the pipeline in your community to protect our water, environment and health.

Both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are dangerous and unnecessary. Along the proposed route of the pipeline, construction and use could cause destruction of the environment, pollution in our water, and gas explosions. This is all for a pipeline to carry gas fracked from the ground that ties Virginia into a dirty fossil fuel future. Join your friends and neighbors at this public hearing to make your voice heard and protect our communities!

Radford 401 Permit Hearing on Mountain Valley Pipeline
Aug
8
6:00 pm18:00

Radford 401 Permit Hearing on Mountain Valley Pipeline

  • Radford University Preston/Bondurant Auditorium

The construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline will endanger the lives and safety of countless Virginian citizens and threatens to contaminate state water and irreversibly damage the Virginia landscape. Make your voice heard at the Department of Environmental Quality public hearing as part of the 401 certification process. Say no to the pipeline in your community to protect our water, environment and health.

Both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are dangerous and unnecessary. Along the proposed route of the pipeline, construction and use could cause destruction of the environment, pollution in our water, and gas explosions. This is all for a pipeline to carry gas fracked from the ground that ties Virginia into a dirty fossil fuel future. Join your friends and neighbors at this public hearing to make your voice heard and protect our communities!

Chatham 401 Permit Hearing on Mountain Valley Pipeline
Aug
9
6:00 pm18:00

Chatham 401 Permit Hearing on Mountain Valley Pipeline

  • Chatham High School Auditorium

The construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline will endanger the lives and safety of countless Virginian citizens and threatens to contaminate state water and irreversibly damage the Virginia landscape. Make your voice heard at the Department of Environmental Quality public hearing as part of the 401 certification process. Say no to the pipeline in your community to protect our water, environment and health.

Both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are dangerous and unnecessary. Along the proposed route of the pipeline, construction and use could cause destruction of the environment, pollution in our water, and gas explosions. This is all for a pipeline to carry gas fracked from the ground that ties Virginia into a dirty fossil fuel future. Join your friends and neighbors at this public hearing to make your voice heard and protect our communities!

Farmville 401 Permit Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Aug
10
6:00 pm18:00

Farmville 401 Permit Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • Longwood University Jarman Auditorium

The construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will endanger the lives and safety of countless Virginian citizens and threatens to contaminate state water and irreversibly damage the Virginia landscape. Make your voice heard at the Department of Environmental Quality public hearing as part of the 401 certification process. Say no to the pipeline in your community to protect our water, environment and health.

Both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are dangerous and unnecessary. Along the proposed route of the pipeline, construction and use could cause destruction of the environment, pollution in our water, and gas explosions. This is all for a pipeline to carry gas fracked from the ground that ties Virginia into a dirty fossil fuel future. Join your friends and neighbors at this public hearing to make your voice heard and protect our communities!

Dinwiddie 401 Permit Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Aug
14
6:00 pm18:00

Dinwiddie 401 Permit Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • Dinwiddie High School Auditorium

The construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will endanger the lives and safety of countless Virginian citizens and threatens to contaminate state water and irreversibly damage the Virginia landscape. Make your voice heard at the Department of Environmental Quality public hearing as part of the 401 certification process. Say no to the pipeline in your community to protect our water, environment and health.

Both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are dangerous and unnecessary. Along the proposed route of the pipeline, construction and use could cause destruction of the environment, pollution in our water, and gas explosions. This is all for a pipeline to carry gas fracked from the ground that ties Virginia into a dirty fossil fuel future. Join your friends and neighbors at this public hearing to make your voice heard and protect our communities!

Pipeline Comments and Climate Action Night
Aug
16
6:00 pm18:00

Pipeline Comments and Climate Action Night

  • Sierra Club Norfolk Office

Bring a friend and come join us for our monthly action event. Find out about our campaigns and take action! We will give short presentations on different issues and then we will have multiple ways that you can take action. Support our campaigns and #RESIST Trump's attack on the environment!

We will talk about multiple issues but the main action for the evening is submitting public comments on the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines.


Rally to Support the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Rally to Support the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • Omni Homestead Resort

Rally to Support the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Energy Opportunity for Virginia
10am Saturday, July 22, 2017
at the Virginia Bar Association Gubernatorial Candidate Debate
Featuring Ed Gilespie and Ralph Northam
The ACP Support Rally will be at the Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445
(Public Sidewalk Only)

Join me for a rally in support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) at this important candidate debate.

Radical environmentalists are descending on Hot Springs this Saturday to protest against the (ACP) in hopes of pressuring one or both candidates to abandon their support for this needed infrastructure project.

We are in possession of a communique from the radical left whipping attendance at their anti-energy, anti-ACP protest on the public sidewalk in front of the historic Omni Homestead Resort.

This is part of the resistance movement that opposes President Trump's positive pro-energy policies and must not go unopposed.
We will be there to show that Va. supports the ACP.
We cannot let the left intimidate the candidates into opposing this vital energy project.

Please join me on the public sidewalk in front of the Homestead and bring a home made sign in support of the ACP project. Recommend signs: "VA Supports ACP; ACP Means Jobs; Support the ACP; ACP for Jobs; Thanks for ACP Support."

Email me at ron@ronaldwilcox.com if you are going to attend. Or you can call me at 703-939-5896. Please include your name and cell phone number.

Sincerely,
Ron Wilcox
703-939-5896

Pipeline Call In Day! Protect VA Waters!
Jul
21
8:00 am08:00

Pipeline Call In Day! Protect VA Waters!

  • VA USA

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is currently speeding through its review of plans to cross hundreds of Virginia water bodies with the massive fracked-gas Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. Under the Clean Water Act, the DEQ has the authority to determine whether or not the pipeline plans meet our Commonwealth’s water quality standards.

We need our legislators to stand up for Virginia waterways and communities! Call your legislator today and encourage them to push the DEQ to protect us and our water!

These enormous projects would cross waterways in some of the steepest terrain in the eastern United States and cross through three major river watersheds in the Commonwealth: the Potomac, James, and Roanoke river systems. Both pipelines pose some of the most significant threats to Virginia’s water quality and aquatic environment in decades.

Though the DEQ could stop these pipeline projects, they are currently using very little of their authority to review them and are speeding through a process that deserves more time and attention.

All of this harm is entirely unnecessary. Virginia can meet its future power needs without these projects. The pipelines would only serve to benefit shareholders at the expense of our communities, environment and water.

Tell your legislator to protect Virginia waterways on your behalf!

Find your delegate's contact info:
http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

* * * * * * * *
1) CALL SCRIPT if your delegate has not yet contacted DEQ

Hello,

My name is _________ and I live in _______________ city/county. I am calling to ask you to stand up for clean water in Virginia and press the DEQ to do a full review of of the potential impacts the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines will have on our Virginia water resources. The DEQ and State Water Control Board have the authority to protect our waters under the Clean Water Act section 401. On behalf of your constituents and clean water for all Virginians, I ask that you send a letter to DEQ requesting the agency to:

- Analyze water quality and health impacts at each individual stream and wetland crossing proposed by the pipeline developers.
- Suspend the comment period on DEQ’s draft 401 water quality certification until the agency has performed this analysis.
- Provide additional public hearings closer to impacted communities along both pipeline routes when a public comment period for these certifications is reinstated.

Thank you for your time and consideration. This issue is extremely important to me.

* * * * 
2) CALL SCRIPT if your Delegate has already contacted DEQ
( Delegate Dickie Bell, Delegate David Toscano, Delegate Joseph Yost, Delegate Greg Habeeb, Delegate Steve Heretick, Senator Mamie Locke, Senator Lynwood Lewis )

Hello, 
My name is _________ and I live in _______________ city/county. I want to thank Delegate/Senator ____________ for the action she/he took to protect our communities and one of our most important resources: our water. Thank you for sending a letter to the DEQ urging the agency to use its full authority to do a stringent review of the impacts the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines would have on our headwater streams, rivers, and wetlands. 

That said, important analyses and mitigation plans have either not been completed or not been made public, so concerned citizens like myself have been unable to provide meaningful comment. Please demand that the DEQ suspend the current water quality certification comment period and public hearings until all information necessary to consider the full impacts on water supplies is gathered as recommended by the VA Department of Health and other stakeholders. 

Thank you again for your action. We are depending on you to protect Virginia’s waters.

* * * * 
3) CALL SCRIPT if your Delegate is Sam Rasoul

Hello, 
My name is _________ and I live in _______________ city/county. I want to thank Delegate Rasoul for the strong action he took to protect our communities and one of our most important resources: our water. When Delegate Rasoul demanded that DEQ suspend the comment period on water quality certifications for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, he made public safety and human health the # 1 priority. He knows that the risks to the Roanoke River basin are too great to simply allow industry to run roughshod over his constituents and the agencies and representatives who are supposed to serve them.

Thank you again, and please continue to stand up to threats to Virginia’s natural resources.


http://appvoices.org/fracking/va-call-reps/

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Pipeline Comments and Climate Action Night
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Pipeline Comments and Climate Action Night

  • Sierra Club Norfolk Office

Bring a friend and come join us for our monthly action event. Find out about our campaigns and take action! We will give short presentations on different issues and then we will have multiple ways that you can take action. Support our campaigns and #RESIST Trump's attack on the environment!

We will talk about multiple issues but the main action for the evening is submitting public comments on the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines.

Fighting the Pipeline: A Presentation by Appalachian Voices
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Fighting the Pipeline: A Presentation by Appalachian Voices

  • Staunton Public Library

Appalachian Voices works at the nexus of America’s ongoing shift from dirty energy to solar, wind and other 21st-century energy sources. We defend our region from mountaintop removal coal mining, fracked-gas pipeline building, and other harmful practices while promoting clean energy sources that generate local jobs and community wealth and that sustain Appalachia’s incomparable natural heritage.

Appalachian Voices would like to invite you to learn more about how you can help defeat two proposed fracked-gas pipelines through civil engagement. The Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines would cut through a combined 900 miles through pristine forests, farms, and wetlands and cross (and potentially contaminate) thousands of headwater streams and rivers.  

As Virginia residents, we have an opportunity this summer to engage in the state-level Clean Water Act certification process to discourage the VA Department of Environmental Quality from providing a permit to pipeline builders to destroy our Virginia waterways. Join us in learning about and fighting the pipelines, and together we can protect our local environment and communities.

No Pipeline Concert
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

No Pipeline Concert

  • Seven Arrows Brewing Company

Sunday afternoon will be the “No Pipeline Concert” at Seven Arrows Brewery in Waynesboro, hosted by Friends of Augusta. Many other local groups, like Augusta County Alliance and Friends of Nelson, will be there with the latest pipeline information and no pipeline swag.  
Entertainment provided by Crossed Eyes Cats, The Findells and Charlottesville Drum Choir.
Free!
Family Friendly!
Restaurant inside of the brewery (food is excellent!). 
Indoor and outdoor space. 
Invite everyone you know!

Pipeline Fighters Film Screening
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Pipeline Fighters Film Screening

  • Court Square Theater

Come see an award winning film celebrating pipeline fighters in Virginia, West Virginia, and across the country!

We'll also hear directly from some pipeline fighters after the film screening:

- Erin McKelvey - fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Montgomery County and a medic from Standing Rock
- Russell Chisholm - fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Giles County and was with the Veterans cohort at Standing Rock
- David Sligh - pipeline fighter and former VA Dept of Environmental Quality staffer


*FREE (donations appreciated and $5 donations recommended)*

Monthly No Pipeline, Dig Up Your Coal Ash Dominion Demo.
Jun
20
Jun 21

Monthly No Pipeline, Dig Up Your Coal Ash Dominion Demo.

  • 4901 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23462 United States

We will demonstrate picket style and show the rush hour crowd our resolve to make Dominion do the right thing. That is: Putting people before profit and cleaning up their toxic leaking coal ash ponds on the Elizabeth River! We will have signs, we need your help in this local fight!

Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia
Jun
17
Jul 1

Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia

  • Highland, Bath Augusta, Nelson & Buckingham Counties Virginia

Join us, as we will be 'WALKING THE LINE...into the Heart of Virginia!'

Saturday, June 17th - Sunday, July 2nd (1st Leg)
Monday July 3rd... (2nd Leg)

A walk of Resistance and CELEBRATION along the proposed fracked-gas pipeline (ACP) path. See for yourself what is on the line- The forest habitats, mountains, farms and homes that are in danger of irreversible destruction.

Everyone is welcome! The more the merrier! 

Starting in Highland County, we will follow as close as possible to the proposed path for 150 miles (1st leg) - Through Bath, Augusta and Nelson Co, and into the heart of Virginia; Buckingham County- the site of the proposed toxin-emitting Compression Station.

Our vision is for this to be a celebratory, peaceful walk of resistance, to share the stories of the communities and the beauty of the landscape that would be impacted, to raise awareness and help ensure that these ill-conceived plans do not come to fruition. 

Together, we can, and must prevail.

There are many ways to get involved- Full and partial walks, day hikes, events, sponsorship, and plenty of other ways to support the walkers if you aren't able to join the walk yourself. 

Learn more at www.WalkingTheLine.org

Our partners at Seeds of Peace Collective will be supporting the walk by preparing three daily meals for all walkers, while our incredibly talented partners at ARTivism have produced an inspired video (https://youtu.be/wXDrs3lFO9Y), and are planning a community building Walking the Line Celebration Concert in downtown Staunton, on the middle weekend of the first two weeks of the walk; Friday June 23. 

RSVP & get FREE tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1943069245909101/

Two days later, as we head to Stuarts Draft, we'll join Friends Of Augustafor an afternoon of music and speakers at Seven Arrows Brewery in Waynesboro, on Sunday June 25. From there, having walked up and over the Blue Ridge and on through Nelson County, we'll arrive at Union Hill Baptist Church in Buckingham County, for a community celebration!

Contact us if you have questions or local information you would like to share - message our Cville Rising page, email us at cvillerising@gmail.com, or go to www.WalkingTheLine.com for more info & to sign-up to walk.

COME WALK THE LINE WITH US...on this pilgrimage into the beating heart of Virginia!

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Note: Facebook will not allow an event to last longer than 2 weeks. The dates for the 16 days of the supported leg of the walk are: Saturday June 17 to Sunday July 2, 2017.

A second unsupported leg (strap your backpack on!) is planned to follow on from these two supported (food supplied/prepared) weeks, which will continue to follow the proposed path on down to the VA-NC state line! More information to follow.

Defend the Sacred: A Celebration of Life, Land, and Water
Jun
10
3:00 pm15:00

Defend the Sacred: A Celebration of Life, Land, and Water

  • Elmwood Park

e proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines threaten the land, water, and livelihoods of Appalachia. Communities all around Virginia and West Virginia are answering the call to stand for what is sacred. NOW is the time to act. This event serves to raise awareness of the risks, injustices, and alternatives to these proposed pipelines. Through dance, music, film, farm-to-table food, and much more we will celebrate community around respect for what is sacred: our land, our water, our being.

When: June 10th, 2017 3pm-10pm

Where: Elmwood Park (outdoor amphitheater), Roanoke VA

Music: Groova Scape; Seph Custer and the Papa Tom Band; Jordan Fallon; The Commons

Dance: Trail of Tears Intertribal Dance Troupe, Dance of Universal Peace, Delwin Fiddler - Native American Hoop Dancer

Speakers: Landowners , Pipeline Fighters, Regional Poets, Local Faith Leaders and more.... 

Food: Local Roots Restaurant, Four Corners Farm, Local Kombucha, potluck style (please bring your favortite dish!), Food Trucks; more to come.... 

Children's Activities: arts and crafts, group games, environmental education

Water Blessing
(PLEASE bring a container of WATER from your home and/or land)

Film: Screening of "AWAKE," by Josh Fox

In the days after: Seeds of Resistance/Sacred Ceremonies Tour begins on Bent Mountain the following day, Sunday (June 11th), and subsequent ceremonies and plantings throughout the week on lands directly on the proposed pipeline route.

Vendor Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/FTSXNk5sGVZqlX4O2

Contact Information:
William Adams
email: willmadams@gmail.com
phone: 540-521-6995

Carolyn Reilly
email: carolyn@boldalliance.org
phone: 540-488-4358

More details to come...

Hands Across the Sand Virginia Beach 2017
May
20
11:00 am11:00

Hands Across the Sand Virginia Beach 2017

  • 24th St. Oceanfront

Come down to the Oceanfront before it gets crazy crowded. We will meet at 24th Street on the Boardwalk and Beach for some fun ! We will have some speakers, some music, some information from a lot of great groups. Then we will hold hands at Noon on the beach. We will do this for 5 minutes or so to show our solidarity and resolve, to keep our beaches safe from offshore drilling, seismic testing and any other man made threats that are made. Ther will be some great pic's as always. This event will go on rain or shine. Hope for sun and dolphins!

Blow the Whistle On Dominion-Second Act
May
10
10:45 am10:45

Blow the Whistle On Dominion-Second Act

  • Richmond Convention Center

Demonstration outside Dominion’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. Dominion’s Annual Meeting is a great time to send a message to Dominion’s Shareholders and Executives like CEO Tom Farrell and VA Power President Bob Blue that Virginians will not tolerate Dominion’s manipulation of our politicians and DEQ, who allow this corporation to poison our water and our air.

We'll assemble at the Convention Center as the meeting is about to end, then March to a local Park (TBD) for a Rally with Speakers from the front lines of the Dominion Resistance

Tour Old Growth Forest Threatened by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Tour Old Growth Forest Threatened by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • Bath County, Virginia

Things are still coming together but mark your calendars now! 
We will tour old growth forest, never before cut down, 400-500 years old that would all be lost to the Atlantic Coast pipeline if it gets approved. 
We will need volunteers to provide drinks and lunch. 
We will be setting up carpooling from Augusta County.

Chesapeake Solar Information Session
May
2
6:00 pm18:00

Chesapeake Solar Information Session

  • Chesapeake Public Library

The Sierra Club will be hosting an information session about how solar power works and how it can peacefully co-exist with farms and residential areas. We will have some featured speakers and there will be a question and answer period. Please come out and learn about ways that your concerns can be addressed.

Hampton Roads Buses to People's Climate March
Apr
29
6:00 am06:00

Hampton Roads Buses to People's Climate March

***Go to vasierra.club/pcm to get your ticket! ***

Hop on a bus to the People's Climate March! We will have our ticket link live soon! 

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

People's Climate March Send Off Soiree
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

People's Climate March Send Off Soiree

  • Chesapeake Bay Group Sierra Club

This is it! We'll be 3 days out from the march and revving up for the big day. Come get all the details about the trip to the People's Climate March and help try out our awesome props! Snacks and art supplies will be provided and we'll also be handing out t-shirts to wear at the march!

Monthly Dominion No Pipeline, Move Your Coal Ash Demo.
Apr
25
4:30 pm16:30

Monthly Dominion No Pipeline, Move Your Coal Ash Demo.

  • 4901 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23462 United States

Hampton Roads residents are seeing the impacts of climate change NOW and we're demanding that our utility company, Dominion Power, clean up their act, their coal ash and invest in renewables NOW!
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is not needed. Greed is the only excuse for ripping a 125 ft. wide and 500 mile long trench across our Commonwealth. The ACP would carry fracked gas creating a permanent scar nearly 600 miles across Virginia slashing through the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington National Forest, and thousands of acres of private lands. This pipeline is part of Dominion's risky push for fracked gas infrastructure that would increase Virginia's carbon pollution by more than 80%. 

We will be conducting this action monthly on the 3rd Tuesday's at 4:30pm. The event will alternate between this and another location to be named soon.

Bring a sign if you can, we will have extra's. Park across the street in the shopping center. Bring a smile and your determination!

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

  • New York, NY

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

48th Annual Water Is Life! Conference & Luncheon
Apr
19
8:00 am08:00

48th Annual Water Is Life! Conference & Luncheon

  • Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.

The 48th Annual Water Is Life! Conference & Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Roanoke. Workshops in a wide variety of topics will be held in the morning from 8:00 AM to 11:50 PM, and the WIL Luncheon will begin at noon. 

Dr. Kelsey J. Pieper with the Virginia Tech Flint Water Study Team will be the keynote speaker at the Lunceon. Dr. Pieper is a USDA Postdoctoral Fellow at Virginia Tech. She is a core member of the Flint Water Study Team at Virginia Tech, conducting in-depth corrosion assessments and analyzing data collected during the citizen led sampling campaigns. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biological Systems Engineering and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech, and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University.

Ticket for Luncheon: $25.00 per person
Ticket for Luncheon & Conference: $50 per person
Please RSVP by April 13, 2017 to swatts@sercap.org.
For more information please visit www.sercap.org.

Sit-in Against Dapl at Wells Fargo
Apr
7
2:00 pm14:00

Sit-in Against Dapl at Wells Fargo

  • Wells Fargo Bank

Join Progressive Student Organization the Metric Party in sitting in at a Wells Fargo Branch to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Meet at 11am outside the Reston Town Center Wells Fargo Branch at 11911 Freedom Drive Street. For more details email: birkslothouber@gmail.com

FLOW Wake Up Tour Artist Discussion on DAPL
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

FLOW Wake Up Tour Artist Discussion on DAPL

  • 3800 Lee Hwy Arlington, Virginia 22207

Join us for an in depth Artist discussion about the first-hand experiences of some of the water protectors from the DAPL protests. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about what really happened. 

About the tour:

On this tour, we are honored to bring Wisdom, strength and love to this global movement for the protection of our waters from the voices and hearts of ONE TRIBE MOVEMENT joined by Lakota youth runner activists, an elder from Washington DC, and some very special souls and musical guests.

We will have shows in Cincinnati, DC, Asheville, Austin, Boulder, Denver, Santa Fe, Ashland, Portland, Eugene, Spokane, and then back down the West Coast at The new Klamath Peace camp and many tour dates in California. We will also hold prayer circles, workshops on peaceful direct action training, and Q/A panels so that water protectors can share our experiences with the community. 

We will be having workshops and talks with community at the shows about the Standing Rock movement, the privatization of our waters, human divine birth rights to water, protection of the Earth, and how we can move forward together in a good way. We will also teach eachother and learn from eachother as we go, Connecting with lineage holders from many tribes around the country. We will share stories, medicine, music and love. We will also share about cultural sensitivity and learning how to embrace eachother in our unique ways. We will talk about the return to the Village mentality, and cooperation and co-creation rather than the colonized teachings of competition. 

Donations are being accepted. 
Limited space
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Pipeline Fighters Documentary by Marino Colmano
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Pipeline Fighters Documentary by Marino Colmano

  • The Grandin Theatre

Come join us as we cohost this showing in collaboration with Preserve Franklin and Preserve Bent Mountain, with the kind sponsorship of Preserve Giles.
This inspiring and thought provoking documentary shows the fight of our locals against the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) that is threatening our area.
Pipeline Fighters by Marino Colmano, has earned entry to several film festivals and won Semi-finalist at the Los Angeles Cinefest.
Admission is FREE, with a $5 suggested donation. 
Mark your calendars for March 28th at 7:00 PM.
We hope to see you at The Grandin Theatre 1310 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, Va

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Comment Writing Night - Charlottesville
Mar
27
6:00 pm18:00

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Comment Writing Night - Charlottesville

  • Wild Virginia

Join us for a comment writing night March 27th at 6pm in Charlottesville. There will be snacks and drinks.  

We’ll walk you through the online commenting system and help you make your own public comments if you want a hand.  

Register at the link so we know to expect you.
https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51365/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?event_KEY=8346&okay=true

3/25: All-day Standing Rock benefit (Market/Show/Dance Party)
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

3/25: All-day Standing Rock benefit (Market/Show/Dance Party)

  • Strange Matter

We at Strange Matter with support by lots of local friends and organizations have combined efforts to make a whole 12 hour day a complete benefit towards the legal defense of those arrested during the pipeline protests at Standing Rock. This will begin with a market from 2pm-6pm, followed by bands from 6pm-11pm and a dance party from 11pm-2am! Complete info is below!!

MARKET 2PM-6PM - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, ALL VENDOR FEES DONATED!! Including the following vendors: 

Black Apron Soap- https://www.instagram.com/blackapronsoap/
Black Cat Bordello- https://etsy.com/shop/BlackCatBordello13
Black Earth Oracle- https://blackearthoracle.wixsite.com/blackearth
Samantha Brodek- http://Samanthabrodek.com/
Eden Brown- http://www.society6.com/nemophilistxo 
Bug Slayer Burnings- http://www.bugslayerburnings.com/ 
Cut The Music Prints- http://cutthemusic.etsy.com/
Esotericraft Dark Folk Art
Friends For Equality- https://friendsforequality.bandcamp.com/ 
Global Threadz- https://www.etsy.com/shop/Globalthreadznow
Gold Star Photos- http://goldstarphotos.tumblr.com/screenprints
Gin Feldhaus- https://www.instagram.com/mehgatsby/
Michaela Kane- http://MichaelaKane.com/
Laura's Botanicals- https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurasBotanicals
Leopard & Lace- http://leopardandlace.bigcartel.com/ 
Meadow Songs- https://instagram.com/meadowsong
Star Whisper- http://www.starwhisp.com/ 
Third Eye Generation- http://facebook.com/thirdeyegeneration/
Yoksi Candles- https://www.instagram.com/yoksi_candle/
+ MORE TBA (to sign up email strangematterbooking@gmail.com) 
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BENEFIT SHOW 6PM Doors // 6:30-10:30 SOUNDS
$5-20+ suggested donation // All Ages // Featuring: 

SHADOW AGE - https://shadowage.bandcamp.com/
SUNEATER - https://suneaterrva.bandcamp.com/
DON BABYLON - https://donbabylon.bandcamp.com/
THE YOU GO GIRLS - https://theyougogirls.bandcamp.com/
STEPHANIE - https://stephanielamborghini.bandcamp.com/
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BENEFIT PARTY 11PM-2AM // $5+ suggested donation // 18+
Curated by ice cream support group! DJs and acts TBA!! 


More details soon but for now read over all the cool stuff we have planned and follow this page for more details on how you can help the legal defense of those at Standing Rock from the convenience of your hometown all the while supporting local art and artisans! We sincerely thank everybody who is donating their time and their money to help with this very critical event.

Celebrate Water and Life
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Celebrate Water and Life

  • IX Art Park

A Native American woman whispered sacred words into a river north of Standing Rock. She awakened something that had been asleep for hundreds of years. On March 18th at IX Art Park our community will have a chance to wake up and come together.

Music - Potluck - Community
PERFORMING:
- Lobo Marino
- Charlottesville Drum Choir
- Shankari Bowmaster
- DJ Bristol
We will also have a secret guest speaker ; )

Union Hill in Buckingham Virginia IS our own states #STANDINGROCK! It's happening right here. WE CAN make a difference. Let your voices be heard and #RISEUP!

$10 donation at the door to cover expenses.

Please bring a favorite dish to share and non-alcoholic drink to pass. Potlucks are so much fun!

If interested in helping or vending at this event please contact ( Paul Tucker )

Thanks and see you soon...

The Walk To Protect Our People And The Places Where We Live
Mar
4
Mar 18

The Walk To Protect Our People And The Places Where We Live

The North Carolina Alliance to Protect Our People And The Places We Live (APPPL) is organizing a Walk along the 180 mile proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and an additional 25 miles of a Piedmont Gas connector to Hamlet, NC. The walk will begin on Saturday March 4 at the Virginia-North Carolina border in Northhampton County and will end approximately two weeks later in Hamlet.

The purpose of the Walk is to organize two weeks of a continuous, traveling presence across the proposed route of the pipeline in NC. We will be sponsoring educational activities along the way in schools, churches, community centers, and city and county public officials' offices. We will tell our stories to the media. The end of the Walk will mark the beginning of an informed and active resistance to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in eastern North Carolina, in the state as a whole, and around the country.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearing--Montere
Feb
28
5:00 pm17:00

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearing--Montere

  • 61 Highland Center Drive Monterey, VA, 24465 United States

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is taking public comments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Please come out and make your voice heard. The ACP would carry fracked gas creating a permanent scar nearly 600 miles across Virginia slashing through the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington National Forest, and thousands of acres of private lands. This pipeline is part of Dominion's risky push for fracked gas infrastructure that would increase Virginia's carbon pollution by more than 80%. #NoACP 
Contact Kirk Bowers at kirk.bowers@sierraclub.org

Pipeline Resistance Action Training
Feb
25
9:00 am09:00

Pipeline Resistance Action Training

  • The Pearisburg Community Center Gym

Calling all water protectors, pipeline resisters, and forest and homeland defenders! Join POWHR-Protect Our Water Heritage Rights, our member organizations, and friends for a day-long training exploring nonviolent direct action: what it is, how it's done, and where it fits in a campaign.

The last two and a half years have been a nonstop whirlwind of research, meeting neighbors, route scouting, organizing, public commenting, and spreading the word. Many people have done much hard work, but we’re not done yet. 

Now, as we wait for the final Environmental Impact Statement to be released for the MVP, and for FERC to give its ruling on the project, it is the time to gather ourselves and think about what comes next. This struggle is far from over, but we have to continue to learn and grow in our resistance. New tactics bring new energy!

Nonviolent direct action [NVDA] is a set of tactics that has been integral to social change movements throughout history. Like any other tactic, it is only as effective as the strategy behind it. This training will cover the history, theory, mechanics, and practice of NVDA in the context of the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

The training is open to any and all interested in discovering what is meant by direct action and how it might be used strategically in the campaign against the MVP. We welcome people of all experience levels, cultural backgrounds, gender and racial identities, and income levels. Our strength will be in our diversity!

The only thing you need to bring is an open mind, a spirit of resistance, a bag lunch and a pen/pencil. We will provide handouts as well as links to more resources for further reading, and a simple supper at the end of the day.

The goal of the training is to provide attendees with the knowledge and understanding to participate in a coordinated but organic opposition on the regional level. 

Sponsored by POWHR-Protect Our Water Heritage Rights. The training will be led by erin mckelvy, Kim Kirkbride, and Lara Mack. All three trainers have been part of many environmental and social justice campaigns in Appalachia and beyond, and bring experience in campaign strategy, coalitions, and creative action. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAHUNyy6rp9zlgGRFL2Y6ABjrIGdlDYNy4AQqzzezqDG6SJA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Pipeline Public Meeting with FERC
Feb
23
5:00 pm17:00

Pipeline Public Meeting with FERC

  • Holiday Inn

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is hosting a public hearing in regards to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We need a massive turnout so FERC sees how many locals oppose this project and hear our numerous concerns. 
FERC is the agency responsible for approving or denying all pipeline projects in this country.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearing
Feb
16
5:00 pm17:00

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearing

  • Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront Hotel and Conference Center

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is taking public comments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Please come out and make your voice heard. The ACP would carry fracked gas creating a permanent scar nearly 600 miles across Virginia slashing through the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington National Forest, and thousands of acres of private lands. This pipeline is part of Dominion's risky push for fracked gas infrastructure that would increase Virginia's carbon pollution by more than 80%. #NoACP Please park across from the front of the hotel in the Suffolk Visitor's Center Parking lot. We will gather on the public sidewalk in front of the Hotel and disperse information and have a show of solidarity against this uneeded, unwanted fossil fuel relic. We will also attend the meeting and make comments. Contact Zach Jarjoura (zachary.jarjoura@sierraclub.org) or Jeff Staples (jeff.staples@sierraclub.org).