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Celebrate Water & Life- Concert and Movement Fundraiser

  • IX Art Park 522 2nd St SE Charlottesville United States (map)

Come together to support the movement to protect our water, forests and mountains at IX Art Park. Live music, food, speakers, poetry, dancing, waterflags, and more!

$10 Entry Donation will be a fundraiser for the work of Appalachians Against Pipelines
Follow them on Facebook to see what they are doing!

Live music by:
Lobo Marino

Charlottesville Community Drum Choir

and Bristol.

Event start time is 8pm. Lobo Marino will play first.

Big thanks IX ART PARK for letting the community use this space.

More about Appalachians Against the Pipelines:
Appalachians Against Pipelines has been using nonviolent direct action to fight the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia since early 2018, collaborating with others fighting through the courts, legislatures, and regulatory processes. The MVP is a 300-mile-long, 42-inch diameter fracked gas pipeline currently under construction in the region. MVP's goal is not only profit off this pipeline, but increasing international dependence on fossil fuels.

In late February 2018, pipeline fighters took to the trees in the so-called Jefferson National Forest in Peterstown, West Virginia, at the site where Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC intended to drill directly through the mountain and beneath the Appalachian Trail. The limestone karst terrain of the mountain generates and filters drinking water, as well making the area especially susceptible to landslides and sinkholes. In late March 2018 the treesits were joined by a monopod blockade of the pipeline access road; the aerial blockades in the end held up tree clearing for over three months, and pipeline construction on the mountain has still yet to begin.

Throughout 2018 and into 2019, pipeline fighters locked to MVP equipment and even blocked an easement with a Ford Pinto. As court orders temporarily slowed pipeline work, we kept monitoring and organizing. Shortly after FERC lifted a stop work order at the beginning of September 2018, two new treesits appeared in the MVP's proposed route through part of Elliston, VA, on one of the few sites the company has not yet cleared.

These two tree sits outside of Elliston, VA are STILL protecting the hillside as they have been for nearly 6 months! As MVP continues with their destructive project, we will continue to confront it.

Fighting back against pipelines requires resources and these brave pipeline fighters need your help more than ever! We need money for food, travel, climbing gear and other essential supplies, as well as court costs and legal fees. Donate now to keep pipeline fighters in the trees and the pipelines out of the ground!

A message from the organizer:

"I was on the brink of giving up on trying to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline a couple months ago. I felt there was nothing I could do financially or emotionally. When my friend was escorted out of a public hearing. Something sparked inside me. At this moment there are people living in trees, protesting on the street and putting together events to blockade this disaster. Yes, this pollution machine can be exhausting to fight, but let's for one night Celebrate Water and Life. This will be the second edition. "
- Paul Tucker

If you have any questions please email or call Paul Tucker
cell : 434.981.7464

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