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May 24, 2010
Diana Pei Wu 510-333-3889, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sangita Nayak 414-412-4518, email@example.com
Global Leaders in Houston to Expose the True Cost of Chevron
Spotlight on Chevron's human rights abuses and environmental destruction at local events and Wednesday shareholder meeting
HOUSTON-- This week, community leaders from around the world are in Houston to expose the true cost of Chevron and will challenge the company on key issues at its shareholder meeting this Wednesday. Authors of a recently released report 'The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report' will be available for interviews.
WHO: Houston-based experts join community and Indigenous leaders from Ecuador, Burma, Nigeria, Colombia, Angola, Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, California, Mississippi, Alaska, and Iraq War Veterans in a series of Houston events to challenge Chevron's destructive operations around the globe.
Schedule of events:
Tuesday, May 25:
WHAT: Press Conference with 'The True Cost of Chevron' report authors/ global community leaders will speak
WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: In front of Chevron's Houston offices, 1400 Smith St. Houston, TX
GREAT VISUALS: Giant 'True Cost of Chevron' ads depict full scope of Chevron's global operations, and turtle costumes
WHAT: The True Cost of Chevron Public Forum
WHEN: 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Rice Media Center, Entrance 8 on the Rice University Campus, Stockton @ University Blvd, Houston, Texas
Full list of speakers at http://truecostofchevron.com/2010-interviewee-list.pdf
Wednesday, May 26:
WHAT: Colorful rally outside Chevron annual shareholder meeting
WHEN: 7 a.m.
WHERE: Chevron's Houston headquarters, 1500 Louisiana, Houston, TX
GREAT VISUALS: Large banners, ads, turtle costumes, oily fish
WHAT: Community leaders challenge Chevron on dangerous human rights and environmental practices inside the Chevron shareholder meeting.
WHEN: Chevon shareholder meeting starts at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Chevron's Houston headquarters, 1500 Louisiana, Houston
WHAT: Toxic tour of Houston led by Texas Environmental Justice and Advocacy Service. Global community leaders will join the tour.
WHEN: A bus will depart immediately following shareholder meeting.
WHERE: The bus will tour the Houston Ship Channel including Chevron Phillip's Pasadena Chemical Facility.
RSVP to Sangita Nayak, Global Exchange Media, 414-412-4518, firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot on the bus.
For more information, visit www.TrueCostofChevron.com
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