Tune in on Saturday, April 25th @ 11AM, as Women Hold Up Half the Sky will be interviewing Rosa Fallon and Penny Opal Plant, two local female community organizers about the movement against the WestPac Oil Project in Pittsburg, CA. WesPac Energy is a company that wants to bring an enormous crude oil storage facility project into Pittsburg. Their mega oil terminal would bring in up to 10 million gallons of crude oil per day by ship. This is a very dangerous project, not only for Pittsburg, but the Bay Area in general because the risk of spills, and air, ground and water contamination is high.
Since Rosa and Penny became aware of this project, they have been working with grass roots organizations to fight it. Among them: Pittsburg Defense Council, Sunflower Alliance, Idle NoMore and Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition. They also have help from 350.org, Sierra Club, Forest Ethics, and NRDC. Rosa will also talk about her identity as an activist as it relates to growing up under Franco in Spain and her background in contemplative practice and Penny will discuss how her identity as a Native American woman influences the work that she does and talk about the healing walks that the Native American community has initiated as a response to these large oil projects.