On April 7th, 2021 4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the
On April 7th, 2021 4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the Biden Administration stop the dredging of the mercury-contaminated Matagorda Ship Channel, and ban crude oil exports.
Max Midstream wants to dredge the Matagorda Ship Channel, a mercury superfund site, for an oil export project. The dredging would unearth potentially devastating mercury contamination devastating fisheries that local communities are working to restore and revitalize. The project trashes the community and the climate to create profit for oil companies.
April 28th will mark 3 weeks since Diane began her hunger strike. We are asking allies far and wide to hunger strike in solidarity with Diane for one-day to amplify her demands and share a photo/video petition to social media.
You are welcome to participate in the solidarity strike at whatever level feels safest for your health whether that is by skipping a meal during the 24 hour period or refraining from eating altogether over those 24 hours. You do not have to fast at all to participate in this action! For those who for any reason do not want to fast we encourage you to participate in this action by sharing a photo or video petition to social media from our toolkit (provided upon registration)! If you do not use social media we will also provide an option to share your photos.
This is a virtual event and we are all located in different time zones so if you are fasting please join us for a 24 fast in whatever time zone you are located!
Register with Action Network here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/solidarity-strike-and-photo-action/
april 28 (Wednesday) - 29 (Thursday)(GMT-05:00) View in my time