Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
Saturday, June 20, 9:30AM
starting at Valero Refinery, 3400 East 2nd Street, Benicia
Welcome to the 2015 Connect the Dots Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
There are 5 oil refineries along the Northeast San Francisco Bay:
Tesoro - Shell - Valero - Conoco Phillips 66 - Chevron
Plus a proposal for the WesPac oil terminal in Pittsburg
These are Nonviolent Walks Led by Native American Elders in Prayer.
Join us as we walk in prayer & conversation for:
Clean Air, Water, and Soil
Safe Jobs, Roads, Railroads, and Waterways
A Vibrantly Healthy Future for All Children
A Just Transition to Safe, and Sustainable Energy
Sunday, May 17: Martinez Tesoro & Shell Refineries to Benicia Valero Refinery
Saturday, June 20: Benicia Valero Refinery to Rodeo Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery
Sunday, July 19: Rodeo Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery to Richmond Chevron Refinery
Track our location LIVE during each walk beginning at 9:30AM!
There is a long history in Native America of these types of healing walks. The Refinery Corridor Healing Walks were inspired by the Tar Sands Healing Walks in Alberta, Canada, the Longest Walks, and the Peace & Dignity Journeys.
In January of 2014, Idle No More SF Bay decided to organize a series of healing walks along the refinery corridor of the Northeast San Francisco Bay.
Front-line activists living along the corridor joined them and created the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition (BARCC). Working together, these two groups organized the healing walks to bring attention to the health risks and dangers that the refineries pose and the explosive crude by rail coming through the communities from the Alberta tar sands and the Bakken oil fields. The groups also decided to begin a process to envision a just transition to a clean and safe energy future and an economy that supports everyone. Walkers are invited to write or draw these ideas on muslin squares at the end of each walk. These squares will be sewn into quilts. The quilts from 2014 will be shown at all of the walks.
We are walking as a commitment to Mother Earth and life on her beautiful belly. We walk as a commitment to clean air, soil and water. Members of Idle No More SF Bay conduct prayers at each refinery and toxic sites along the way. Prayers for the waters are conducted by Native American women at the beginning and end of each walk.
You are invited to join us...
Can you contribute $5 or more to help fund the walks? We would be so grateful! Click here: