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Festival of the [Monacan] River
June 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Virginia River Healers have been invited to demonstrate at the Festival of the River in Richmond! Please join them on Saturday June 9, 2018, at 2:30pm. They will be using their presence to call attention to the threats of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. Show up and raise your voice for water justice! Show up and let Dominion and DEQ know how angry we all. DEQ and Dominion are sponsors of this 3 day festival for the river so let’s make a strong presence on Saturday.
When: Saturday, June 9th, meet at 2:30pm
Where: Meet at the steps of the 7th street bridge on Browns Island. Richmond, VA
Virginia River Healers will have signs and banners ready to go and will be marching and demanding justice for our waters! This includes a call for Dominion Energy to stop work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and from horizontally drilling the so called James River for a fracked gas pipeline. At this very moment Dominion Energy and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are preparing to horizontally drill the river, a source of drinking water for over 3 million people.
Virginia River Healers asks everyone in attendance to refer to the James River as the Monacan River and use this festival to also acknowledge the history of colonization and violence that has existed on this land long before the corporate violence of Dominion Energy and these pipelines.
Parking can be found at the corner of 5th and Tredegar St.
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