Oakland, CA 94601
Join Idle No More SF Bay, with the support of Stand, for Oil Pipelines Connecting Resistance: Extraction, Pipelines, and Refineries. This will be a powerful discussion about how resistance to oil pipelines, oil tankers, and refinery expansions connects frontline communities in Canada and the US who are rising to stop climate change.
Isabella Zizi member of Idle No More SF Bay and organizer with Stand
Charlene Aleck, indigenous leader who holds the Sacred Trust Initiative portfolio and works with the STI team to oppose the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and protect TWN lands and waters for future generations.
Cedar George-Parker, 21-year-old member of the Tsleil Waututh Nation and Tulalip Tribes from the Salish Sea. Recently his nation won a victory in the courts against Kinder Morgan to protect the Burrard Inlet. He has travelled to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups stick up for the land and the people, worked with United Nations, and done divestment work
Dr. Melinda Micco (Seminole/Creek/Choctaw) is member of Idle No More SF Bay and a researcher and author who focuses on multiracial identity in American Indian and African American communities. She also produced the documentary Killing the 7th Generation: Reproductive Abuses against Indigenous Women.
Shoshana Wechsler is a founding mother of the Sunflower Alliance, a group dedicated to environmental justice and fossil fuel resistance in the Bay Area and a lifelong grassroots activist.
John Gioia is a Contra Costa County Supervisor whose District includes the Richmond Chevron Refinery and a member of the board the Bay Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). He recently returned from Alberta and British Columbia as a member of a fact-finding delegation on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline and the Alberta tar sands.
Space is limited to 75 seats. Reserved seats will be up front for elders, first come first serve. If you aren’t able to make it, Stand.earth will be Facebook live streaming.