No Tar Sands Refining in Rodeo
Refinery town residents and Bay Area allies are hosting a regional town hall in Rodeo on Thursday, March 7th, to address Phillips 66’s dangerous plans to expand tar sands refining at its Rodeo facility. Increased tar sands crude in the refinery slate means vastly increased tar sands oil tanker traffic in the Bay, an increased risk of spills that can’t be mitigated, and increased assaults on community health and the worsening climate. Oil industry mega-profits are being made at the expense of our well-being, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Come learn about the two linked P66 proposals and what we can do to stop them!
Health professionals, expert scientists and community leaders will discuss threats to our climate and the health of surrounding communities already suffering from intense industrial pollution. Together we’ll explore solutions that will protect our health and safety, as well as Bay Area air and water quality. Come join us in Rodeo on March 7th!
An interpreter will be provided, and food and beverages served.
- Andres Soto, Communities for a Better Environment
- Pennie Opal Plant [and or Alison Ehara Brown], Idle No More SF Bay
- LaDonna Williams, All Positives Possible and Fresh Air Vallejo
- Janice Kirsch, MD, 350 Bay Area
- Janet Pygeorge, President, Rodeo Citizens Association
- Greg Karris, Senior Scientist, Communities for a Better Environment
This event is sponsored by Rodeo Citizens Association, Crockett-Rodeo United to Defend the Environment, Fresh Air Vallejo, Idle No More SF Bay, Sunflower Alliance, 350 Bay Area, Communities for a Better Environment, and Stand.earth.
WATCH ONLINE: Visit facebook.com/standearth at 6:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 7th.
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ATTEND IN PERSON:
Room capacity is 200, so seating may be limited. Please arrive early, and allow elders access to the front rows. This event is wheelchair accessible. Even if you arrive early, there is no guarantee you will be seated. Doors open promptly at 6:00pm.
Posters, signs, outside food and drink, and large bags are not allowed inside the town hall. Aisles must be kept free.
Questions, comments and concerns can be directed to Mary Zeiser, Extreme Oil Climate Campaigner at Stand.earth via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- More details: facebook page
Warrior Women Film with Madonna Thunder Hawk
Film followed by Q&A and Reception with Madonna Thunder Hawk and 4 other Lakota Grandmothers. Warrior women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an early leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM) and veteran of the occupation of Alcatraz and her daughter Marcy who has been involved in the drive for Native Liberation since childhood. Madonna was part of the group that started the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock and is a founder of the Lakota People’s Law Project. Both women are still in the forefront of indigenous issues and work with a group of Grandmothers on Cheyenne River Reservation.
A Lakota Grandmothers’ current Climate Justice campaign is working for energy independence/decolonization on the Reservation. This includes weatherizing and adding solar to homes and reclaiming traditional farming practices. Madonna and a group of Lakota Grandmothers will be in the Bay area March 3-13 Organizing/Fundraising for “Greening” the Reservation.
- More details: facebook page
-About the film-
March for Fossil Fuel Freedom
*Wells Fargo Bank has a dirty-energy secret: it’s a leading lender to the fossil-fuel industry. That’s why we’re ramping up our new campaign against “Oily Wells ” by marching 34 miles over 3 days from Palo Alto to San Francisco. *
This will be the Equinox action for the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
Read the treaty here.
*We’ll make 12 “stagecoach stops” along the way – one for every year that remains to take urgent action on climate change– and arrive at the bank’s world headquarters just in time to crash their annual founding day celebration.*
See the oilywells.com website for all of the details.
2019 New Moon Ceremonies
Monthly at 7:30 at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley California
January New Moon -5th
February New Moon -4th
March New Moon -6th
April New Moon -4th**
May New Moon -4th
June New Moon -3rd
--First July New Moon -2nd--
--Second July New Moon -31st--
August New Moon -30th
September New Moon -28th
October New Moon -27th
November New Moon -26th
December New Moon -25th
**changed from earlier schedule
We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom." These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas - Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse
on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.
You are invited to join us in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth's belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, we will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where the parking circle is, at the waterfront. Feel free to bring some water from your watershed or a favorite place to share with the waters of the bay. We will have prayers for the water and prayers for guidance as we work together as defenders and protectors of Mother Earth.