The Community Prayer in Action Circle is dedicated to supporting BIPOC-led movements for change within our local community, putting into practice our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and the colonial legacy of white supremacy.
PRAYER IN ACTION
WHAT WE'RE UP TO
WALKING FOR WATER
Our efforts right now are focused on following the lead of local Indigenous leaders who are organizing around protecting the Waters and lifeblood of our communities. This past Spring, much of our energy went toward learning about the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), building relationships with other organizations working to mobilize and educate folks about the pipeline's imminent impacts, and organizing a day-long Ceremonial 100 mile Water Walk along the proposed MVP Southgate Extension route which took place on May 2nd. This was a historical moment for Indigenous communities across the Southeast.
We are now in the beginning phases of organizing a more involved Ceremonial Water Walk which will take place between 2022-23. The walk will consist of 300 miles taking place over the course of 11 days. In order to make this happen, we are looking for folks who would like to support this effort from helping in planning of logistics and volunteering for the event to fundraising and getting the word out. If you'd like to be involved, join us on our upcoming call!
RESISTING THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE (MVP) & THE SOUTHGATE EXTENSION PROJECT
The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a proposed 42-inch interstate natural gas pipeline that would run 301 miles from northwestern West Virginia to south-central Virginia. The route of the pipeline crosses the Allegheny Highlands straddling the border between West Virginia and Virginia, threatening pristine forests, headwaters, and steep fragile terrain, as well as many farms, communities, and other properties all along its path.
The project is facing significant opposition from landowners and citizens along its path.1 The project backers are a consortium of natural gas companies led by EQT, which will be the operator. EQT is one of the country’s top gas producers, producing around 2.5 Bcf/d primarily in the Marcellus Formation in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The pipeline is intended to feed into the existing Transco Pipeline (owned by Williams) that runs roughly northeast to southwest through Virginia. That pipeline is slated to be expanded and made bidirectional so that gas can be delivered along its route from New Jersey to Texas. (Source: Price Of Oil)
An Indigenous-led, multi-racial, grassroots advocacy organization centering on the needs of low-income, working-class, and BIPOC communities within NC. Our mission is to facilitate community efforts to protect environmental and community health through advocacy, education, and mobilization.
NO MVP WATER WALK
On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, an Indigenous-led coalition of grassroots organizations conducted a Water Walk in VA, to NC. The photos below were taken by various photographers including: Gorden, Myles, Maury, Mara, and folks from the Haw River Assembly.