Defend the Sapara People
Stop Oil Drilling in the Amazon
Keep It in the Ground

Solidarity and Visibility Action and Letter Delivery

DAY: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 8:30-9:30am Sharp!
WHERE: Chinese Consulate
1450 Laguna St, (cross street Geary)
San Francisco, CA 94115

Chinese oil consortium Andes Patroleum has been given a go ahead to explore and exploit lands in the Ecuadorian Amazon, including territory of the Sapara people. Amazonian leaders have denounced this development, as Andes Patroleum will cause genocide against the Sapara Nation and uncontacted indigenous peoples if it drills in their ancestral territory in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

Join us at the Chinese Consulate for a solidarity and visibility action, and delivery of a letter demanding Andes Petroleum cancel the contract to explore and drill oil in Sapara territory immediately. This action will coincide with Sapara leader Gloria Ushigua Santi’s visit to the bay area.

Gloria Ushigua Santi is in the Bay Area (EVENT INFO BELOW) to participate in the July 16th – FINAL Refinery Healing Walk! She is the Coordinator of the Sápara women’s organization Ashiñwaka, which defends Sápara people’s ancestral land and rights in the province of Pastaza, Ecuador. Gloria is a warrior for her people and the living jungle which her people have inhabited since the beginning of time. She has testified in front of the United Nations and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples. Her community has been fighting the fossil fuel industry for many years.

July 16th – FINAL Refinery Healing Walk!

This is the final Refinery Corridor Healing Walk!

In January, 2014, Idle No More SF Bay made a commitment to organizing the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks to bring awareness to the five oil refineries along the San Francisco Bay. Organizers made a commitment to organize the walks for four years. The first year of the walks there was very little support from people who witnessed the walkers. This year there has been overwhelming support from people driving by and folks coming out of their homes to thank us. So much has changed over the last four years and we are happy that folks are waking up!

Please join us on July 16th:

We walk in prayer, contemplation and conversation from one fossil fuel impacted community to another. The final walk on July 16th will begin at Lone Tree Point in Rodeo (Conoco Phillips 66 refinery) and end at Keller Beach in Point Richmond. We will make several stops, including the Kinder Morgan facility and Chevron refinery in Richmond.

* NO ALCOHOL, NO DRUGS, INCLUDING MARIJUANA and NO DOGS *

We begin the day with prayers for the water at 8am. Everyone is invited to bring water from their watershed to join the water taken from the Delta. The water is carried with us along the walk and rejoined with the waters in the Bay.

Please consider leaving one car at the end of the walk and one at the beginning if you are coming with friends. Walkers are also encouraged to carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/kmbyzi

Registration for the walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. Walkers will be asked to agree to the Nonviolent Principles.

For details about this walk: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/july-16.html

Please also see the “What To Expect” page at http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/what-to-expect.html.