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Summer Heat Richmond
Date Saturday August 03
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Chevron, Gate 14, corner of Castro Street and Chevron Way, Richmond

Meet at the Richmond BART station at 10:00 a.m., and march from there to the refinery
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRichard Freeman
Join Bill McKibben, 350BayArea and other community groups on August 3rd for an historic march, rally, and non-violent direct action at the Chevron refinery in Richmond marking the anniversary of last year's catastrophic explosion and fire. Join the fossil fuel resistance!
We Can Stop Climate Chaos. Meet at Richmond BART 10:00 a.m., and march from there to the refinery.
Added to the calendar on Friday Jul 19th, 2013 6:47 PM
§Summer Heat Richmond Chevron Protest
by Tuesday Jul 30th, 2013 4:32 PM
March starts at Richmond Bart station at 10:00am will go down Macdonald ave to the Richmond Refinery Gates on Castro st and Chevron way

I hope you will join us. Sat., 8/3 10 AM Richmond BART, march to the Chevron Refinery. community event. Chevron, like all of the fossil fuel industry, is betting that no one will make them stop refining until its all gone even though climate science has shown that refining more than 20% will lead to an unacceptable temperature increase of more than 2 degrees C. At 2 degrees C, we lose half of the Sierra snowpack and therefore half of our drinking water. Try cutting your ration by half and see how you feel. If you are a health worker wear a white coat and join the Physicians for Social Responsibility contingent.

March starts at Richmond Bart station at 10:00am will go down Macdonald ave to the Richmond Refinery Gates on Castro st and Chevron way

March Protest and Peaceful civil Disobedience. Speakers and more.

There will be an Idle no more Native American Contingent at the Summer Heat Chevron Protest. in solidarity with our Indigenous Brothers and sisters.

Some of the Local groups indorsing this event are Apen Richmond Progressive Alliance Acce CBE
by Tuesday Jul 30th, 2013 4:32 PM
by Tuesday Jul 30th, 2013 4:32 PM

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by Bay Area INM
Friday Jul 26th, 2013 6:09 PM
Time to rise up for the next 7 generations! Be a Climate Hero and join us to STOP the Keystone XL Pipeline, hold Chevron accountable for their crimes and all of the climate crimes of the fossil fuel industry that are destroying our environment. This event is part of the nationwide Summer Heat campaign and

Join us at one of these locations to start the march to Chevron:
Richmond BART at 10:00 am
Nevin Park at 10:30 am 598 Nevin Ave., Richmond
George D Carroll Park at 11:00 am (formerly Washington Park) 83-123 E Richmond Ave, Point Richmond

No toxic hazards
No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
No dirty crude refining, including tar sands and fracking dirty crude
A just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Drummers & Singers will lead the march! Live in the Western U.S.? This may be the largest Summer Heat demonstration on the West Coast. Bike, train, carpool, walk...just come! Future generations need us now and this is the time to show the love.

This is a NONVIOLENT action. There will be nonviolent direct action for those chooseing to do so. No drugs, no alcohol.

More info on Chevron:
From the site:
Chevron in Richmond is refining toxic tar sands from Canada, and it plans to refine the oil from the first tar sands mine in the United States. In the aftermath of a fire at their Richmond, California refinery that sent 15,000 people to the hospital, Chevron tried to evade responsibility by spending $1.2 million in an attempt to buy two seats on two seats on the Richmond City Council. Rather than address the mounting safety and worker's rights issues in Richmond they have attempted to buy their way out thorough political contributions.

Chevron in Ecuador:
Rather than do the right thing and clean up its mess in Ecuador, Chevron CEO Watson oversaw an aggressive legal strategy that cost Chevron a $19 billion dollar judgment against them. Chevron is now a company attempting to evade justice and has misled its own shareholders about its massive liability.

Chevron's assets have been frozen in Argentina pending a decision on the enforcement of the Ecuadorian decision. Billions of dollars of assets are at risk.

Ecuadorian plaintiffs have filed other actions to enforce as Chevron remains an international fugitive from justice believing itself to be above the law. Watson himself has approved and reinforced this strategy.

Chevron in Nigeria: In January 2012 a Chevron rig exploded off coast of Nigeria and killed Chevron workers including the manager who told the company the rig was unsafe and begged them to fly people off the North Apoi platform before it exploded.

Chevron ignored his request and then allowed the fire to burn for FOUR weeks before it even attempted to drill a relief well to stop the fire.

Meanwhile the onshore host communities were becoming ill, the fish in the nearby waters that were their livelihood died. Nine local communities ultimately had to abandon their villages, lives and livelihoods.
by Summer Heat Richmond
Friday Jul 26th, 2013 6:12 PM
Grow Life, not Disease! Families will join workers and other community members marching from Richmond BART to Chevron Refinery to demand a healthy future for all. We can win/cultivate healthy food, clean community power, public transit, and more.

On August 3, we’ll stand up to Chevron which makes families sick, contributes to climate chaos, and is trying to refine tar sands crude in Richmond. And we'll stand with others across the nation against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Join up for a long march from Richmond BART station, or jump in at George Carroll Park (a.k.a. Washington Park) where we'll have face painting and chalk drawing. Kids and their allies will lead the march from George Carroll park to the gates of Chevron.
by Summer Heat Richmond
Friday Jul 26th, 2013 6:14 PM
for Summer Heat Richmond
WED JULY 31 1pm to 10pm
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
1021 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

Help paint, make and assemble banners, flags and signs to make August 3 beautiful and powerful.
Wear your painting clothes.
Please bring all your plastic yogurt containers with lids.
Come for any time period you can. Bring snacks/drinks to share