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Parkway Picnic to Protest the Pipelines
August 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 9 at 5 PM – 8 PM, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bent Mountain, VA 24059
Join Preserve Floyd and friends as we picnic and protest the pipelines at 5 pm on August 9 between the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) mile marker 136 and the 221 Bent Mtn entrance to the BRP. Bring your families! Bring your friends! Enjoy the summer with us and take a stand for justice.
We’ll make sandwiches and cupcakes! We’ll have games and songs! Bring an (easy) side dish, a dessert, drinks, musical instruments, blankets or chairs for picnicking upon, extra veggies from your garden to share…or just yourself. And a protest sign!
Preserve Floyd turned four this summer, so this celebration of community, effective action and resistance is intended to be a birthday bash. Any and all are welcome to join! We especially hope to support our fellow grassroots Preserve groups with some food, fellowship and continued solidarity.
Please bring relics from our movement that will show how we’ve grown: yard signs, flags, posters, etc. You can also make new ones for this protest! We encourage you to investigate what’s happening with the MVP and ACP the week of Aug 9th and structure your messaging accordingly.
in 2014, Preserve Floyd said “Stop the PipelineS.” We meant it. Do not let the construction fool you–there are still plenty of ways that Virginia can step up and STOP the environmental and social injustice that the MVP and ACP are perpetuating upon the people.
So exercise your first amendment rights to peaceful protest, enjoy the company of your communities, and come picnic with us!
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