Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Call of Life Poster

The Southwest Environmental Center and NMSU Art Museum will host a screening of the film Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction followed by a panel discussion at the Creative Media Institute Theater on the NMSU campus as part of the Species in Peril events. This film looks at the history of the current extinction crisis, including “how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.”

Following the film, a panel of experts and activists will lead the audience in a conversation about what can and ought to be done to address the extinction crisis. Panelists include Kevin Bixby, Executive Director of the Southwest Environmental Center, Roberta Salazar-Henry, Vice Chair of  the New Mexico Game Commission, Allison Salas, a wildlife graduate student at NMSU, and Abraham Sanchez, a community organizer with NM CAFe.

Where: Creative Media Institute Theater, 2915 McFie Circle, Milton Hall – Room 172B

Date: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public.


Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande is an exhibition and series of regional public programs responding to the global biological crisis described in the new UN report that officially states that nature’s dangerous decline is “unprecedented,” and species extinction rates are accelerating at an alarming pace. The Species in Peril series explores how the river connects us across borders and disciplines, and is designed to provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time.