Listening Project Announcements November 2021

Listening Project Announcements November 2021

The Listening Project is a people-centered process to guide our local transition away from the fossil fuel industry. Our goal is to listen to and understand the concerns and needs of Richmond communities that have historically suffered the most from generations of fossil fuel operations in Richmond. 

Three months into our youth-led, community-driven process, here are the four major initiatives we have been working on.

We have been building a coalition with other grassroots climate justice organizations participating in local community events and environmental actions, canvassing and text banking residents of neighborhoods in closest proximity to the Chevron refinery. 

We have launched a survey to gather community feelings about and experiences of Chevron. The intention of this survey is to learn about the impacts, concerns and needs that people have pertaining to Chevron. Any Richmond community member (resident, worker, etc.) are encouraged to complete it. The survey is available in English and Spanish (as well as Arabic by request). 

The Intergenerational Listening Project will convene people of all ages to discuss Chevron’s role in the climate crisis. Youth and elders have much to learn from each other. Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is co-sponsoring this virtual event. Details coming soon.

The Listening Project Podcast is in progress! The goal of this podcast is to share our stories to amplify residents’ voices. There will be six episodes total, all centered around climate justice and the transition away from fossil fuels. The podcast will highlight individual stories as well as collective experiences of the harms of our climate crisis. Look out for our trailer coming soon!

Finally, check out the photos below, from when Listening Project team members joined other Richmond youth organizers at Oct. 29 Global Day of Climate action in San Francisco.

LP team members Marisol Cantú and Dani Zacky

Contra Costa College students Miguel Diaz and Itzi Delgado with LP organizer Dani Zacky

LP team members Marisol Cantú and Alfredo Angulo