OCCUPY EARTH DAY: RICHMOND COMMUNITY WILL RECLAIM EARTH DAY WITH MARCH AND RALLY TO EXPOSE CHEVRON
What Chevron’s Glossy Ads Don’t Tell: The truth behind a bad neighbor and its impact on our environment
To honor Earth Day means far more than individual conservation efforts. Industries that pollute our air, earth, and water must be exposed and held accountable. This demonstration will focus on Chevron who shamelessly seeks millions in tax refunds from the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County. Chevron distorts the truth by sending glossy mailers to local residents in order raise its public profile. Chevron emits pollution that exacerbates global warming and can cause acute and chronic health problems. The grassroots local community is reclaiming Earth Day for the health and justice of the 99%!
What: This is a non-violent community march and rally featuring speakers from Richmond and the Bay Area. The visuals will be art that reflects the community concerns and there will be live music by local Bay Area artists.
When: Friday April 20, 2012 at 5:00pm
Where: The march will begin at the Richmond BART Station, 1700 Nevin Way, and end with a rally at the Richmond Civic Center Plaza, Nevin Way and 26th Street.
Who: This demonstration is endorsed by Occupy Richmond, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Berkeley, Occupy Cal, Occupy Concord, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Bay Area 350, Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), Contra Costa County Central Committee of the Peace & Freedom Party, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizations (CCISCO), Global Community Monitor, Greenaction, Green Party of Alameda County, Laotian Organizing Project, Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), the Sierra Club, West County Toxics Coalition, and Youth Together.