Category Archives: Events

“Robeson Rises” Film Screening and Panel


Join the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter on Wednesday, July 1 for a free film screening of “Robeson Rises,” followed by group discussion from panelists fighting pipelines across VA, NC and WV.  . The film, by Michael Pogoloff, is a project of EcoRobeson, Appalachian Voices and Green Hero Films.

Pre-register for free tickets here.  You will receive the link after registering.

The Sierra Club is honored to have as panelists: Donna Chavis of Lumberton, NC (Atlantic Coast Pipeline), Alma White of Chesapeake, VA (Southside Connector); La’Veesha Allen Rollins of Charles City County (Header Improvement Project, C4GT, Chickahominy Gas Plants); Lynn Wilson of Henrico, VA (Header Improvement Project); Chad Oba of Buckingham, VA (Atlantic Coast Pipeline); and Maury Johnson of Monroe, WV (Mountain Valley Pipeline)
*Please check back for event updates*

Wednesday, July 1, 6:30-8:00pm
6:40-7:00pm Film Screening
7:00-7:30pm Panelist Presentation
7:30-8:00pm Q&A
Questions? Please contact jessica.sims@sierraclub.org
The film is being presented through Working Films

Webinar on Environmental Justice Scheduled for June 17

From Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance ABRA Update #279, June 4, 2020

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is sponsoring a webinar on environmental justice on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 pm. The event is being conducted by Skeo Solutions, with which DEQ has contracted to assist it in seeking public input on how the agency can advance environmental justice concepts through its programs. For registration information on participating in the webinar, click here.

Wild VA Film Festival – Online


Join Wild Virginia for music, environmental films, door prizes, and speakers. ALL ONLINE!! Launching on World Environment Day, the festival will be available to you for 48 hours. The first 100 people to sign up will be entered into a drawing for some special prizes and if you find the code word during the festival you will be eligible for another prize!

Sign up here!

Once you sign up, Wild Virginia will send you a password to watch the show.

Join ARTivism on Thursdays through June

Join ARTivism from 7-8 on Thursday evenings through June as they bring us the SUN SiNG in Place Concert Series (May 21, June 4, June 18) and Street SiNG Workshop Series (May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25).

STREET SiNG Workshops are bi-weekly hour long zoom workshops to cultivate skills, art and agreements for future environmental events in Virginia. Each workshop will have time for a teach in and time for participation. Pre-registration required. Additional information here.

“SUN SiNG iN PLACE” is an online concert series from ARTivism Virginia featuring music from individual SUN SiNG Collective members and those they’re quarantined with, as well as guest ARTivists and leaders in the fight against the Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast, and MVP Southgate pipelines, and other threatening fracked gas infrastructure in our region.

Environmental resistance music, poetry, guest speaker updates, video and action alerts. Uplift promised.  Live on Facebook: www.facebook.com/artivismvirginia/ on Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/artivismvirginia/ and and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/artivismvirginia/ Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/211320550098945/20550098945/

See the May 7 concert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTL9prwtaoo

Movement-Building May


Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is excited to announce “Movement-Building May: A Month of Digital Climate Activism!”

In the world of coronavirus, we know more than ever how important it is to listen to science and build a strong, resilient community. That’s why we at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network are celebrating May Day by kicking off a month of trainings, discussions, and more. You’ll learn all about how to level up your advocacy — without leaving your home.

Now is the time to build the skills we need so as soon as we’re able to take to the streets again, we’ll be ready for massive organized action. Join us. Sign up here for “Movement-Building May” events.

So sign up today before the seats fill up:

Wild Virginia’s Online Film Festival


Missing the Wild Virginia Film Festival? We are too. But COVID-19 is not stopping Wild Virginia from bringing you environmental films, speakers, music and prizes.

Join them for Wild Virginia’s online film festival: Wild Streams!  June 5, 2020, 6-7 pm

To help get us all through until we can gather again in-person for the Film Festival, they are planning a night of inspiring music, film, and entertainment for you.

Register here and they will send you a password to watch the show. They’ll be kicking off the festival on World Environment Day: Friday, June 5th. So, grab your favorite beverage, relax from your living room, and get ready to be inspired!