Tomorrow's Vigil Responding to WV Chemical Spill
[second paragraph updated 11.40 a.m. Jan. 21]
In what started in West Virginia and is turning into a multistate event, "Honoring the Waters - Candlelight Vigil" is planned for tomorrow (Tuesday) evening near the West Virginia Capitol building and other sites in that state, and in North Carolina. One location of what has been announced as a statewide event in West Virginia is near the Capitol building in Wheeling, near the river. Announced time of Gathering is at 5:45 p.m., with the event starting at 6 p.m. with an interfaith prayer. This will be followed by a Blackfoot nation ceremony called "Honoring the Waters," led by Kanawha Valley and Native American Elder Danny Two Eagles. Candle lighting will follow at 6:30 p.m, and be followed by several speakers and music presentations. For full schedule see Jan.18, 5:26 p.m. post at link above. The Wheeling WVA event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Wheeling Jesuit University.
The North Carolina events will occur in Asheville NC, announced by Byron Ballard of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple, and at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain, announced by Sarah Vekasi. Both events start at 5:30 p.m. As of 1/21, Mother Grove Goddess Temple added a Facebook page, Ceremony of Grief and Empowerment for the Waters and People of West Virginia.
We will try to keep you informed if other related events are announced. If you know of a public event on this issue being held concurrently, please leave a link to info in a Comment and I will add it.
I'm not going to be able to get to any of these events, but will be joining in spirit by lighting a candle, meditating and praying between 6 and 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow evening.