Protest Chevron Join the Mobilization for Climate
Support global calls for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's freedom!
Rally, March and nonviolent civil disobedience!
united against Chevron to stop its crimes in Burma, Ecuador and even in
our backyard in Richmond.
Burma supporters, please join the chevron protest with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi masks, pictures, banners, signs to call for her immediate freedom.
SATURDAY, August 15th, 2009
Richmond BART Station
(16th St & MacDonald Avenue)
11:30am Festival/Rally, 1:00pm March on Chevron oil refinery, followed by nonviolent civil disobedience
A Welcome by Richmond
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
Dr. Henry Clark (West County Toxics Coalition)
Ana Orozco (Communities for a Better Environment)
Torm Nompraseurt (Laotian Organizing Project - APEN)
Jeff Ritterman (Physicians for Social Responsibility)
And revolutionary PERFORMERS:
Deuce Eclipse & Bangdata (http://www.myspace.com/
Teatro Familias Unidas of Somos Mayfair (www.somosmayfair.org)
Brass Liberation Orchestra (www.brassliberation.org)
& Spoken Word Artists (TBD)
**Please come prepared for the march! Bring water and prepare for sun. Transportation alternatives will be provided for those in need and shuttles provided back to BART.
In solidarity with Richmond community groups, the Bay Area will come together THIS SATURDAY to fight for climate justice, healthy communities and healthy jobs in Richmond, the Bay and communities around the world. Tired of hearing about climate change? Then do something. In order to bring our climate back to the safe zone and avoid catastrophic consequences, we need to make massive emissions cuts now. Theres only one way we can achieve that: we need to turn the political heat way up and push back the corporate and business lobbyists who use false solutions (clean coal and carbon trading) to keep polluting and profiting.
This action marks the launch of the Mobilization for Climate Justice West (MCJ-West) whose goal is to empower community-based movements and networks to lead a global movement in confronting the root causes of climate change--a global economic system that creates poverty, war and climate chaos.
We will gather at the Richmond BART station for a festival/rally of inspirational live performances, speakers, live art and food. At 1pm, we will march towards the Chevron oil refinery, where there will be a protest and nonviolent civil disobedience. JOIN US!!!Join us to support :
What You Can Do :
Mobilization for Climate Justice West is a collaboration of:
Art in Action Asian-Pacific Environmental Network Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice Bay Localize Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) Communities for a Better Environment Contra Costa Greens Direct Action to Stop the War Earth First! Environmental Justice & Climate Change Initiative Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES) Forest Ethics Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Global Exchange Global Justice Ecology Project Greenpeace Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice Headrush International Forum on Globalization Justice in Nigeria Now! International Rivers Movement Generation Pacific Environment Poor Magazine Rainforest Action Network Richmond Mayor's Task Force on Environmental Justice and Health Richmond Progressive Alliance Ruckus Society Rising Tide North America Solidarity West County Toxics Coalition Youth In Focus 350.org