Pittsburg => Martinez => Benicia => Rodeo => Richmond.
This is the refinery corridor in the northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area consisting of five refineries in four cities servicing Shell, Tesoro, Valero, Phillips and Chevron.
Joining a large coalition of Bay Area organizations, and led by Idle No More, Global Exchange will join four Healing Walks taking place over the next four months to bring people together who are concerned about the effects of the fossil fuel industry on our communities and to learn from one another as we walk with Mother Earth. Please join us!
Last summer, I participated in a Healing Walk in northern Alberta, through the tar sands around Ft. McMurray. This powerful experience had me touch, breath, see and feel the impacts of heavy crude extraction on the earth and on communites. It also refreshed my commitment to ‘stop the destruction, start the healing’ and re-imagine our communities free from fossil fuel impacts.
Healing walks have a long history in Native and First Nations traditions and as pilgrimages in other cultures. These Connect the Dots Healing Walks are inspired by these traditions and will take place:
Saturday April 12, Pittsburg to Martinez
Saturday May 17, Martinez to Benicia
Saturday June 14, Benicia to Rodeo
Saturday July 12, Rode to Richmond
Participate (walk, bike) together, in teams or relay groups. Do them all, just some, do the whole thing, just part. All are welcome and all are encouraged. To learn more and get the most up to date information (meeting points, times, etc) please visit the Connect the Dots website.