Exposing The Hidden Polluter of Water
The 20-City Tour
Pat Elder's 20-city California tour will draw attention to the public health crisis caused by the military's contamination of the environment.
See more on Pat.
Tour Schedule March 7 – 20: The Pentagon: Exposing the Hidden Polluter of Water
March 7, Saturday – San Diego
7:00 – 9:00 pm
San Diego First Church of the Brethren.
3850 Westgate Pl., San Diego
The 20-City PFAS Contamination Tour will be held in collaboration with our sisters and brothers in the same struggle in Okinawa.
March 8, Sunday
11:00 pm El Centro, Livestream at Naval Air Facility
2024 Bennett Rd, El Centro
1:00 Salton Sea, livestream at Naval Air Auxiliary Station
Salton City, CA
3:00 Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twentynine Palms, California
March 9, Monday
Livestream from each location:
9:00 am George AFB near Victorville
11:00 am Norton AFB near San Bernardino
Santa Anna River where it crosses Alabama Avenue
just off the runway at Norton AFB near San Bernardino
1:00 pm March Air Reserve Base Visitor’s Center
2035 Graeber St. Building #2370
2:00 Lake Perris Recreation Area, Perris
17801 Lake Perris Dr., Perris
4:00 3M Corona Manufacturing Plant
18750 Minnesota Rd, Corona, CA
March 10, Tuesday
Santa Clarita TBA
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Friends Meeting
2012 Chapala St.
March 11, Wednesday – Monterey
6:30 doors open – 7:00 - 9:00
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA
Organized by WILPF Monterey Branch
March 12, Thursday – Santa Cruz
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Resource Center for Nonviolence Auditorium
612 Ocean St. Santa Cruz
Organized by WILPF Santa Cruz Branch
March 13, Friday - Radio, TV interviews
All times PST - Current Availability - 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm
March 14, Saturday – San José
2:00 – 4:30 pm
San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St., San Jose
Organized by WILPF San Jose Branch
March 15, Sunday, TBA
March 16, Monday
3:00 – 5:00 pm Travis AFB, Main Gate, Fairfield
The Main Gate is located at the Visitor Control Center
Air Base Pkwy, Travis AFB, Fairfield
Planned evening event - TBA
March 17, Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00 am Travis AFB, Main Gate, Fairfield
8:00 am Press Conference
3:00 – 5:00 pm Beale AFB - Gate to be determined
5:30 Peace Encampment & Informal Presentation following potluck.
Gavin Mandry Dr., Wheatland Wheatland Gate Map
March 18, Wednesday
6:00 - 8:00 am Beale AFB, Wheatland Gate
8:00 am Press Conference
8:30 am Potluck Breakfast and Presentation at Linda/Marysville residence
Mid-day - TBD -
6:30 – 9:00 pm - Sacramento
WILPF Branch Potluck Supper and Talk
Southside Park Cohousing, 434 T St,
March 19, Thursday - Fresno
7:00 pm Fresno City College
Old Administration Building (OAB), Room 251
March 20, Friday - Berkeley - various meetings, organizing, etc.
March 21, Saturday - Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 6:30 doors open, 7:00 - 9:00
March 22, Sunday - San Francisco - The Women's Building World Water Day 12:30 doors open, 1:00- 4:00
The Forums in
Berkeley and San Francisco
See our program and info on our speakers
Berkeley March 21, Saturday 6:30 doors open, 7:00 - 9:00 Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar St, Berkeley Free on-street parking; or short walk from Downtown or North Berkeley BART.
The programs in Berkeley and San Francisco will include the stories of military veterans who have been poisoned by military contamination while serving on bases in California.
March 22, Sunday - World Water Day
12:30 doors open, 1:00- 4:00
Opening music and drama presentation: TBA
The Women’s Building, Auditorium
3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco
PFAS results from well testing just outside of March AFB are redacted.
3M's plant is in Corona - where high levels of PFAS are found in wells.
There are legislative and administrative remedies
at the state and local levels.
See This article for a legislative road map.
What's in Your Water?
Per-and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are among the most lethal chemicals ever developed. Molecules in all PFAS chemicals contain carbon and fluorine atoms. Together, these substances create the strongest bond ever developed. The nearly indestructible chemicals, found in Teflon, are used by the military to extinguish petroleum-based fires, even though suitable fluorine-free firefighting foams are available and are used around the world. More