Category Archives: Songs and Stories

Ties That Bind Event


Join other concerned citizens to make fabric braids that will be woven together into a huge #NoPipelines fabric sculpture, “The Ties That Bind.” Come see your work displayed at the Staunton Innovation Hub in May.

Ecoartist and poet Amelia L. Williams is coordinating community and environmental organizations, artists and concerned citizens to create a communally-made work in protest of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Come on March 30, 2019, either 9:30 am or 1:30 pm (two different locations in Nelson County – details of locations after free registration) to join in making long fabric braids, adding decorative elements, and words of protest, hope, and support. You are invited to bring fabric that comes from your life, tells a story, or is linked to your pipeline resistance.

Fabric strips and all necessary materials will be provided, but your braid may be more special if you bring your own strips at least 4 feet long or enough pieces to knot together to make three 4-5 ft strips. Tell your story to be added to the exhibit:

  • I love winter on the farm; this old scarf has seen me through some cold ones. May it help protect our land from the pipeline.
  • I live in a city. The pipeline won’t be in my backyard, but I have learned how pipelines leak methane and make climate change worse, so I brought 3 green fabrics to show my care for the earth.
  • I hike in the National Forest and don’t want the pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail. I brought some old jeans and t-shirts I used to wear hiking.
  • This is my son’s childhood twin bed set. The compressor station could affect children’s health and increase rates of asthma so I want to protect the children.
  • I’m braiding old shirts and leaving the pockets accessible with “no pipelines” messages tucked inside.

Register here. Exact address will be sent by email to free ticket holders.

Frack Me

Frack Me is the second single off of Tracy Howe’s Things That Grow Album. (Available now at tracyhowemusic.com) Frack Me is a direct call-out of the corporate and government corruption surrounding pipeline construction in the United States. Film by YC Imaging.

Rescheduled: Stand wtih Union Hill Concert of Prayer


The Stand with Union Hill Concert of Prayer has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18
on the eve of the also rescheduled Air Pollution Control Board Meeting and vote on Union Hill Compressor Station on Wednesday December 19, 2018. This Interfaith Prayer Vigil with story and song welcomes all seeking to protect all our Virginia communities from the threat of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor in Union Hill. Come for all or any part of the vigil you can. From 7:30 pm to midnight. Richmond Hill 2209 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA

Stand with Union Hill


All night vigil: Sunday, December 9, 7:30pm – Monday, December 10, 8:30am. Richmond Hill, 2209 E Grace St, Richmond 23223

Join the Union Hill community, people of faith, water and air protectors, and artists on Sunday December 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm, for an all night interfaith vigil prior to the Air Pollution Control Board meeting which will decide the fate of the Union Hill community with a vote on the air permit for the compressor station. At the vigil, leaders from many faith traditions will share prayers, music, meditate, and more around the theme of environmental justice. Come to lift up the community of Union Hill!

After the vigil concludes, the group will head over to the Air Pollution Control Board meeting to show up and support the residents of Union Hill and Buckingham County and to witness the decision. The Board meeting will begin at 10:00 am on Monday, December 10 in the First Floor House Committee Room, Pocahontas Building, 900 E Main St, Richmond 23219.

Stand with Union Hill Concert of Prayer

The “Stand with Union Hill Concert of Prayer” will be an all night interfaith prayer vigil with music and story on the eve of the December 10, 2018, Air Pollution Control Board Meeting and vote on Union Hill Compressor Station, when the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board may approve or deny the air permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station in Union Hill, Buckingham County.

The all night vigil begins Sunday December 9 at 6 pm, and runs through Monday morning December 10 at 9:30 am; it will be held at Richmond Hill, 2209 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23223-7066.

Faith communities, water and air protectors, artists and environmental organizations will come together for the protection of Union Hill and all our children’s futures to share prayer, story and song.

Musicians, performers, or speakers who want to be part of the program should contact Laney of Earth Folk Collective, Earthfolkcollective@gmail.com; she is doing the music/art programming/scheduling.

For other questions and information contact info@friendsofbuckinghamva.org or see the Facebook Events page.