Walk: Connect the Dots Refinery Corridor Healing Walks

When & Where
Martinez to Benicia, CA
May 17, 2014 (All day)
510 619 3279


Opening Rally in Martinez – morning
• Native American prayer by Idle No More SF Bay
• Local speakers

The Walk

Ending Rally in Benicia – Afternoon
• Process of Imagining: The future of our community
• Art Projects
• Picnic

Our purpose:
• Walk in prayer with each step we take on Mother Earth
• Bring people together who are concerned about the effects of the fossil fuel industry on our communities
• Learn from one another
• Bring attention to the refinery corridor in the northeast San Francisco Bay
• To walk by the refineries: Shell & Tesoro (Martinez), Valero (Benicia), Phillips 66 (Rodeo), Chevron (Richmond)
• Imagine our communities beyond fossil fuel

There is a long history of healing walks and runs in Native America, as well as the history of pilgrimages in different religious traditions.  The Connect the Dots healing walks were inspired by these traditions.