Water Vigils Around the World - Jan 21st. - #WVWaterCrisis

Join in a Water Vigil, or Host One - Tuesday, Jan 21st  

People are hosting vigils Tuesday, Jan 21st across the nation and around the world in solidarity with West Virginians; to honor and protect all water!

 Please post newest vigils at bottom of doc! :)


Photos can be seen here, here, and a few were featured on WV Pubcast!


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Please add locations/times to your events, as well as any facebook events and contact info so more people can join your event! Feel free to add new events.

Charleston, WV - Honoring the Waters - Candle Light Vigil - Gather at the river at the riverside of the capital on Kanawha Blvd., 5:45pm

Postponed: Washington, DC - Vigil at the White House to Demand Justice for West Virginia, 5pm.

Radford, VA - Radford University  tburriss@radford.edu

Wheeling, WV - for public, sponsored by WJU Campus Ministry and the Appalachian Institute. Gather at the Wheeling Creek bed at WJU behind soccer field and tennis courts. Contact: Beth Collins - ecollins@wju.edu

Seattle, WA - UCC Church and Seattle University nashm@seattleu.edu

Lewisburg, WV - Caldwell boat ramp Greenbrier River Watershed Assn iinfo@greenbrier.org

Orlando, FL - UU Church chaskins@ideastogo.com   or   jrosinski@bda-inc.com

Roane County, WV - Women's Prayer group, Meditation group, Presbyterian Church quickmar@gmail.com  or  chuckrayconner@yahoo.com

Doddridge County, WV - Doddridge Co. Watershed Assoc. Meet at the West Union stadium at 6 pm. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doddridge-County-Watershed-Association/204833832885008?fref=ts

Bowie, MD - concerned citizens dorisgormley@yahoo.com

Doylestown, PA - catholic sisters hermitage1212@verizon.net

Ravenna, KY -  alfritsch@earthhealing.info

Boone, NC - concerned citizens - event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/472618322860866/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Asheville/Black Mountain, NC - concerned citizens - event page on Facebook:


Asheville, NC - Mother Grove at the French Broad River Park “A Ceremony of Grief and Empowerment; 5:30 PM; Facebook event page:


St. Louis, MO - concerned citizens, MORE - event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/365840870223434/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Atlanta, GA - concerned citizens

Jackson, MI - YMCA Storer Camps

New York, NY - concerned citizens zlato2b@yahoo.com                         

Parkersburg, WV - St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church  stmmassoc@suddenlinkmail.com

Bristol, TN - concerned citizens at Beaver Creek adrianne@kitenet.net

Chicago, IL - concerned citizens amwaura@gmail.com  

Bemidji, MN- TrekNorth Schools eharmsen@treknorth.org

Benton, PA - Endless Mountains Farm nwjoseph@gmail.com

Los Angeles, CA - LMU

Boulder Creek, CA - concerned citizens

Princeton, WV - Dayfly Books and Collectibles facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/579143025511100/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Nerinx, KY - Sisters of Loretto ecusty@lorettomotherhouse.org

Lame Deer, Montana - Yellow Bird/ American Indigenous Peoples/ Northern Cheyenne

Bozeman, Montana - Hopa Mountain/ American Indigenous Peoples

Philadelphia, PA - citizens/ Rising Tide Philly/ Earth Quaker Action Team/ Swarthmore Mtn. Justice...Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/441126566015443/

Portland, OR - Center for Biological Diversity tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org https://www.facebook.com/events/574393459316399/

Richmond, IN at Earlham College, jtsawyer10@earlham.edu

Akron, OH -- concerned citizens - #Honoringthewaters Join me at N. Maple St. on Towpath Trail bit.ly/ZqCKqU Solidarity w/WV! @OVEC_WV


Northwest Tennessee amymarierigg@yahoo.com I LOVE YOU Great Honor to water, healing and protection

Morgantown, WV - Aurora Lights is hosting a virtual vigil, where folks take a picture of themselves or with their neighbors and email it to photos@ourwaterwv.org. We will post them to Aurora Lights. We are based in Morgantown, WV but have folks from all over who would participate.  - Jen-Osha Buysse Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AuroraLightsWV?ref=hl

Columbus, MS - Mississippi University for Women's SM 101 Environmental Science class will host a vigil at  10:30 a.m.where we will educate those unaware of the WV chemical spill of the importance of clean, safe water.

Wise County, VA - Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) green.marley@gmail.com  276 565 6167

Winfield, WV - cdellis@wildblue.net 304 586-4135,  meet at Winfield Elementary

Watertown, MA cbetree@gmail.com For Greater Boston area concerned citizens, bring extra candles if you have them please

Southwest Colorado - concerned citizen  

Danielson, CT - At 5:45 pm  juilleb9@gmail.comQuinebaug River Trail Park between Maple St and Main St in Danielson, CT and prepare for Honoring the Waters. We will walk, drum and sing as we walk the river trail down Water St to the foot-bridge ~ Honoring the Waters take place on the foot-bridge. Because it will be quite chilly, please, urge your company to dress warm with thick  coats and jackets. It's supposed to be cold! Bring candles if you can. This is only the beginning! We must put our differences aside and DEMAND clean water and a clean environment for our children! Let us UNITE into a powerful changing force! For more Info contact Nurture The Children @ 860-317-1987.

Brewster, Massachusetts - Gather at the “Egg” at 6PM, and walk, as you are able to do so,  in silent meditation to Breakwater Beach for vigil at the water. Contact person-lilybily@hotmail.com  Please email me for information (or click here), or simply show up.

Caldwell, WV - for the Lewisburg area, meet at the Boat launch on the Greenbrier River in Caldwell @ 6pm BYOC (Bring Your Own Candle)..Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/735795886433588/  

Waldo, WI - Waldo Pond/Swoop Turck turckfalcon3@yahoo.com  Dress warm.

San Antonio, TX Grunt Work Studio Global@gruntwork.us

Atlanta, GA Revolutionary Real Time Media twitter.com/whart31

Middlebury, VT -- The Gaucher home and via prayer concerns at Middlebury Congregational Church (UCC)

Dayton, OH - concerned citizens

LAKE CHARLES, LA - WATER IS LIFE! VIGIL - Let’s meet at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheatre and join together to soak up the beauty and magnitude of the waters our community was built around. We’ll walk the length of the promenade and turn around - in silent reflection or not! Vigil will be held from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. caitlinrichardroughart@gmail.com

Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Headquarters of Cherokee Nation, Vigil Noon-1 P.M. Corner of Muskogee Ave and 82 HWY intersection.  Bring signs (no sticks): Water is Sacred, Protect our Waters, etc. Grandmothers and mothers, bring your children. Contact: Twilap@gmail.com or 918 829 9104.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Melanie Ariens, artist, melanieariens.com and Eddee Daniel, photographer, http://www.eddeedaniel.com  Setting up a water shrine in the freezing cold and will post photographs.  

Southwest Harbor, Maine. Gather at Long Pond by the town water intake, or in your home. Candlelighting at 6:00pm. Solidarity with WV. Water is Life. Contact: Mary Vekasi, mary.vekasi@gmail

Coeburn, Virginia and for those at home Appahachian Faith and Ecology Center https://www.facebook.com/pages/Appalachian-Faith-And-Ecology-Center/117101568369734 has prepared materials for those who may be doing this vigil at home or in twos or threes tonight due to weather or other reasons. Contact Jackiehcnd@hotmail.com

New Orleans, LA. Friday, January 24th at 6PM. Participants include: Gulf Restoration Network, Sierra Club, 350 NOLA, 350 Louisiana. Location Jackson Square, French Quarter. Contact anna@healthygulf.org. FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209255162600837/

Sutton, WV. Gather at the Dam in Sutton 6:00. If you can not made it because of weather... Light candle at home and post on Facebook.

Ignacio, CA.  Jan 21, 7pm, after work.  We’ll be in our backyard lighting a candle next to a water feature sending our energy for this event.  A personal short moment of prayer for connecting with our humanity and environment.  We are one organism on this precious sphere.  It’s time we see ourselves in each other’s eyes.

CHARLESTOWN, RI Honoring The Waters - Gather at the Breachway @ 6:00. If you can not made it because of weather... Light candle at home and post on Facebook.

Bowling Green, OH - Citizens for a Livable Future - Meeting 5:00-7:00 @ Happy Badger 331 N. Main St. BG.  Candle-lighting ceremony for the water at 6:00.

Omaha, NE - Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge 5:45 pm

Potomac, MD  - concerned citizens 7pm

Truckee, CA -- Soup Gang -- Call Morgan for details 413-884-5240

Alderson, WV -- Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River (FOLGR), “Old Bridge”/Pedestrian Bridge, 6:00 pm

Santa Barbara, CA - Water Blessings Circle sarahum33@gmail.com

MAUI, HI - Black Swan Temple @ 7pm music & potluck BlackSwanTemple.org

Your event here


Ontario, Canada - shiningtinsel@hotmail.com

Bhopal, India

Australia - coal campaigners

Peru - shraderj31@gmail.com

New Zealand - Wildwood Community


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada lindsay.sinclair21@hotmail.com

Please add your events to the list above.  Anyone can edit this document. It will be automatically saved!

Remember: please take photos of your vigil and email them to photos@ourwaterwv.org as soon as you can. We’ll be working to promote im on social media and to the media!

Photos will show up here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/watervigils/