Indigenous activists from Idle No More San Francisco (SF) have been working with 350.org to stand up to Big Oil for years.

These brave warriors live near 5 oil refineries in what is known as the “refinery corridor.”  This corridor includes California’s largest refinery, owned by Chevron. A 2012 explosion put this refinery on the map, sending 15,000 people to the hospital with respiratory problems.

In response, Idle No More SF organized 16 “healing walks” over the last four years. Watch this 5 min video to learn more:

 

These healing walks have brought to life a beautiful vision of different communities coming together to pray for clean air, clean water, and clean soil for all who live alongside these refineries.

Many of the communities near the refineries are people of of color, poor people, and Indigenous Peoples. These communities experience high rates of respiratory problems, cancer and other health conditions due to the extreme air pollution the refineries create.1

Watch this short documentary, learn more about their work, and share with your friends and family.

Pollution, Poverty, People of Color: The factory on the hill

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