SGVCC Exhibit 2022 – Paddling for the Future

KAYAK-TIVISM:  Richmond Our Power Coalition and Allies – (Mt Tam in Background)

Spring 2022 – First training…


On August 6th this year, the community of Richmond, CA commemorated the 10 year anniversary of the explosion and fire at the Chevron Refinery that sent 15,000 community members to the hospital. The day was filled with a huge rally, a march to the gates of Chevron and the official launch of “kayak-tivism” in the Bay Area!  Organized by The Richmond Our Power Coalition, the kayak action brought together many kayakers and climate activists, following the lead and messaging of those living on the frontlines of the East Bay “refinery corridor”.  

From The Richmond Our Power Coalition:  “The Mission of Our Power Coalition is to advance a Just Transition in Richmond to a regenerative, non-extractive economy, democratically governed by frontline community leadership, and grounded in racial justice.

The Richmond Our Power Coalition is a constellation of nine organizations that are helping to create the vision of a regenerative ecosystem in Richmond, CA.”

Kayak-tivists with Richmond Our Power Coalition – Chevron Long Wharf in Background
Kayak-tivists with Chevron Tank Farm in Background – Point Richmond