On June 10, Bold Alliance hosted “Defend the Sacred: A Celebration of Life, Land and Water” at Elmwood Park in Roanoke, Va. — an event featuring music, dance, film and speakers against the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines, including Virginia gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello.

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“We wanted to focus on using the festival in a means of bringing people together around music and many organizations and grassroots groups that have been fighting this pipeline and raise awareness and get other people involved and understand what landowners and environmentalist, people who are concerned about property rights and imminent domain. So it’s sounding the alarm to get more people to understand it,” said Carolyn Reilly of BOLD Alliance.

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“We are honoring the folks that were fighting in Standing Rock, and the people who have given blood, sweat, and tears to defend their land,” said Carolyn Reilly of Bold Alliance. 

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