The Pentagon: Exposing the Hidden Polluter of Water

Start: Monday, March 09, 202011:00 AM

End: Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:00 PM

Join Pat Elder's 20-city California tour in March, 2020 where he will draw attention to the public health crisis caused by yet more reckless behavior by the military. The Military is Contaminating California's Water, Soil, and Air. The contamination is caused by Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, (PFAS). These deadly "forever chemicals," and a host of toxic chemicals used on military bases, threaten public health.

For two generations the military has used harmful chemicals in routine fire training exercises and has allowed the highly cancerous materials to leach into the groundwater and to contaminate the drinking water of local communities. All along, the military knew of the dangerous potential of these chemicals. PFAS causes a host of cancers, causes several childhood diseases, and damages a woman’s reproductive health.

Join us to learn more about PFAS and it's terrifying effects. This stuff will dwarf the impact of Agent Orange, DDT, and asbestos combined.

Livestream from each location:

March 9, Monday
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
Santa Barbara TBA

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 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
4:00 pm Press Conference
The Main Gate is located at the Visitor Control Center
Air Base Pkwy, Travis AFB,  Fairfield
Planned evening event TBA

Tuesday, March 17
6:00 – 8:00 am Travis AFB, Main Gate, Fairfield

3:00 – 5:00 pm Beale AFB, Wheatland Gate, Wheatland  
4:00 pm Press Conference
Gavin Mandry Dr., Wheatland
Wheatland Gate Map

5:30 – 6:30 pm   Beale AFB Peace Encampment , North Beale Rd. Gate
Potluck, informal talk/sharing at Peace Encampment.

Wednesday, March 18          
6:00 - 8:00 am Beale AFB, Wheatland Gate
8:30 am   Potluck Breakfast and more formal presentation at nearby residence
Details to be provided
Morning  and afternoon at Beale Air Force Base

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
Campus map at

March 20, Friday - Fresno
5:30  Fresno State University
CineCulture Film Screening free and open to the public
The Condor and the Eagle (2019), in honor of World Water Day on March 22
Peters Education Center Auditorium, West of Save-Mart Center,
    Student Recreation Center Building
Parking not enforced after Friday 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Fresno Branch, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom  Additional Evening Event TBA

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 Berkely and San Francisco will include the stories of military veterans who have been poisoned by military contamination while serving on bases in California.

San Francisco
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