On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world's largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to vote on a policy that upholds indigenous people's right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to allow or disallow projects on their lands. These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and more. As Energy Transfer (the company behind DAPL) made clear in their lawsuit against Greenpeace and others,
There is a coalition working on divestment in Huichin (East Bay of San Francisco). Join us in a prayer circle outside of the Frank Ogawa/ Grant plaza in front of Oakland city hall at 11:30 a.m. Many active environmental/social justice members and organizations will gather together for a teach in, round dance, and a prayerful walk with opportunities for people to divest from banks listed above that day.
This event is in solidarity with those fighting for the rights of First Nations globally to ensure that they have a say in how their land and water sources are used and protected. Join us in this global day of action against the fossil fuel industry and environmental racism!