Join frontline neighbors and many thousands of others around the globe for the 8th annual Global Anti-Chevron Day at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Communities from Richmond to Ecuador and Myanmar will come together in advance of Chevron’s annual shareholders’ meeting to protest Chevron’s environmental devastation, human rights violations, and corruption of our courts and politics.
Communities worldwide suffer from Chevron’s deadly water, soil, and air pollution as well as inhumane working conditions and political interference. Chevron denies any responsibility and continues its destruction in order to keep the oil and profits flowing.
Friday’s event will feature speakers, entertainment, and a street mural. Come hear Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch, who has been attending Steven Donziger’s trial in New York. Chevron, with the help of two federal judges, is persecuting Donziger because in 2013 he helped win a $9.5 billion case in Ecuador against the oil giant for contaminating a stretch of the Amazon rain forest.
=> Plan to arrive at 11:00 to help David Solnit sketch and paint a street mural!
Friday, May 21st, noon – 1:30 PM
Chevron Richmond Refinery
Castro St. entrance (at the bottom of the Richmond Parkway/Point Richmond exit off I-580 W). Street parking in Point Richmond (the other side of I-580); please allow 15 minutes to walk to the rally.
Other transportation options: AC Transit 72M bus (runs every 30 minutes), last stop (Tewksbury and Castro) is a block away; leaves Richmond BART at 11:03, 11:39 or 12:09.
Carpool from Richmond BART: contact Janet Johnson, sunflowerjsj [at] gmail [dot] com, to drive or ride.
Amazon Watch, Communities for a Better Environment. Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Idle No More SF Bay, Sunflower Alliance, 350 Bay Area, Richmond Progressive Alliance
Paul Paz y Miño, Amazon Watch, paz [at] amazonwatch [dot] org
Janet Johnson, Sunflower Alliance, sunflowerjsj [at] gmail [dot] com