An Alternative Annual Report

Global Leaders in Houston to Expose the True Cost of Chevron

potlight on Chevron's human rights abuses and environmental destruction at local events and Wednesday shareholder meeting

May 24, 2010

Media Contacts:

Diana Pei Wu, cell 510-333-3889
dianapeiwu@gmail.com
Sangita Nayak, cell 414-412-4518
emailsangita@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Houston, TX – 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
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
Full list of speakers here.


Wednesday, May 26

WHAT: Colorful rally outside Chevron annual shareholder meeting
WHEN: 7 a.m.
WHERE: Chevron's Houston headquarters, 1500 Louisiana, Houston
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, emailsangita@gmail.com to reserve a spot on the bus.


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