Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HOUSTON EVENTS: Global Rally at Chevron Shareholders Meeting

Chevron's Annual Shareholder Meeting

Houston Sunday and Tuesday evening events

Sunday 23rd 8:00 pm-
Screening of Crude: The Real Price of Oil and Q & A with Ecuadoran delegates Mariana Jimenez and Guillermo Grefa.
Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77002

Mariana Jimenez is a 70-year-old grandmother of 27, mother of 7 and a campesina whosettled in Ecuador's Oriente rainforest in 1971 - at the start of Texaco'soil drilling operations in northeastern Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest.
Guillermo Grefa is a Kichwa leader from the community Rumipamba in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest. Guillermo has been a staunch advocate for the Kichwa people and the four other Indigenous peoples that have been severely affected by the oil contamination for which Chevron is responsible
in his rainforest home.

Tuesday May 24th 8-30pm-
JINN is hosting a film screening of the profoundly moving documentary "Sweet Crude" w/ Macon Hawkins, Emem Okon, Omoyele Sowore, and filmmaker Sandy Cioffi
Immediately following the Rice media Center event.
Angelka Theater, 500 Texas St Houston TX

The screening will include Q & A with oil worker Macon Hawkins who was held hostage by MEND, who has also worked in the Gulf Coast and who is sympathetic to the demands of the militants who held him hostage and to the demands of nonviolent local villagers. Joining Macon as part of our all star line up will be Emem Okon a leader of the Nigerian Women's Movement and the takeover of the Chevron platform that galvanized international attention, during which they threatened to strip naked if the company didn't negotiate with them. And, Omoyele Sowore, the always-rousing activist from Chevron producing area in the Delta. Abby Rubinson and Laura Livoti if JINN will join filmmaker Sandy Cioffi at the Angelika. It will be a very special night to see this on the eve of the Shareholder meeting and with the powerful voice of Macon, Emem and Sowore. A one and only must see moment. Please tell your friends.

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