Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

The Southwest Environmental Center and NMSU Art Museum will host a screCall of Life Posterening 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.”

This film encourages us to examine our individual and collective responses to this mass extinction event, and make clear the critical choices we have before us. During the panel discussion, we hope to encourage dialogue between the audience and panelists, giving us all an opportunity to take the first steps in mitigating the most harmful effects of extinction.

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.

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, 7:00 PM

Where: Creative Media Institute Theater, Milton Hall, 2915 McFie Circle, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

This event is free and open to the public.

Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande is an exhibition and series of regional public programming that explores how the river connects us across borders and disciplines. It is designed to provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time such as the biological crisis stating that species extinction rates are increasing at an alarming pace. You can learn more about the Species in Peril exhibition and programming here.