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This year multiple coordinated events in the Bay Area centered Environmental Justice for vulnerable communities around the bay, where our shoreline is contaminated with radioactive and toxic material. Sea level rise and corresponding groundwater changes threaten to spread hazards into neighboring water systems and soil, especially in places where disenfranchised residents already bear heavier toxic burdens and wield less political power.
Breathe has been deeply involved in this, our first major campaign, since early 2021 by working to build a coalition and outreach for support, under the leadership of frontline community members.
Please SHARE and FOLLOW Breathe and the SF Bay Shoreline Contamination Cleanup Coalition to learn how you can help make a big IMPACT on local, state, and federal agencies!
Thur, April 20 - 2-5pm Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, talk & discussion, Bayview, San Francisco
Fri, April 21 - 11am-1pm Youth Vs Apocalypse Climate Justice Rally, start at Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Fri April 21 - 6-8pm Extinction Rebellion, Fridays at Oakland Museum, Take action on climate change in Oakland through art, community, and organizing.
Sat, April 22 - 12-3pm Peace Walk led by Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice and Marie Harrison Community Foundation, and Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee. Walk from Bayview Plaza to Bayview Opera House. Performances and speakers.
Sun, April 23 - 1-3pm People’s Earth Day for Water Justice, rally with speakers, many local organizations, and music. Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland
Organized by members of the SF Bay Shoreline Contamination Cleanup Coalition
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a 3-part audio series on the contaminated Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and the local community's on-going fight for justice, launched on January 16, 2023.
For generations, residents have experienced health impacts in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood and have SUCCESSFULLY mobilized as a community for their own defense. Heavy industrial operations have been clustered in this part of the city, including the vast shipyard.
In the first episode of “Sandblasted at the Shipyard,” we hear from advocates who have revealed important data in the face of long-standing deceptive practices by the US Navy and initiated a ground-breaking biomonitoring survey to uncover what harmful elements are present in people's bodies.
This podcast was created by former journalist and Breathe board member, Rebecca Bowe. We hope it will help bring attention and resources to support the effort to safely, comprehensively clean up the radioactive and toxic contamination left there and on Treasure Island by the US Navy.
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Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher or Pocket Casts.
Our goal is to raise the $40,000 needed to launch our support network online, produce and promote content for our action campaigns of 2023, and generate major support and results for our first community partners in the San Francisco Bay Area and southern Utah.
By June we will generate our first full program impact reports from these campaigns. We expect to prove that Breathe's strategy has the potential to make deep and lasting change.
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