DESERT FILM SCREENINGS: BERKELEY, TUCSON AND SAN DIEGO
The Center announces the screening of two short films that showcase some of the threats facing the spectacular Sonoran and Mojave Desert lands of California and efforts being made by the Center and others to fight for its protection. Issue experts will present background on the issues and answer questions.
"Tanks in the Mojave- Desert Wilderness at Risk": See the ultra-rare Lane Mountain milkvetch and ancient desert tortoise and the threats to their survival in California's majestic Mojave Desert. View the pristine wild lands which will be lost if the Army's Ft. Irwin National Training Center, already the size some eastern states, expands destructive tank training on to over 130,000 acres of these remote valleys and desert mountains.
"Bottles, Throttles, and Preservation: BLM's Desert Quagmire": A film by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility about the vast and inspiring Algodones Sand Dunes out in the wild Sonoran desert area near Yuma AZ. The Algodones Dunes are home to a number of amazing, rare and endangered plants and animals. The dunes are also ground zero for a million off-road vehicles each year. How will the Bureau of Land Management protect the wildlife unique to these dunes and manage the mayhem that comes with 100,000 off-road vehicles in a weekend?
Thursday, December 6, 5-7pm
Room 121, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California-Berkeley
co-sponsors: Ecology Law Quarterly, Desert Survivors, ECo-The Environmental Coalition, UC Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology,
Doug Prose, filmaker of Tanks in the Mojave
Helen Wagenvoord, co-coordinator of campaign to stop Ft. Irwin expansion
Steve Tabor, President of Desert Survivors
This screening will be free.
Thursday, December 6, 6:30-10pm
The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress
co-sponsors: Arizona Independent Media Center
In addition to the two desert films, also showing will be:
Lacandona: the Zapatistas and Rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico by Native Forest Network
A Year in the Streets by Cascadia Media Collective
Speakers: Daniel Patterson, desert ecologist, Center for Biological Diversity
requested donation of to benefit local environmental organizing.
SAN DIEGO CA
Monday, December 17, 7pm-9pm
Twiggs Coffee House, Green Room
4590 Park Blvd. - University Heights - S.W. Corner of Park Blvd. and Madison Ave.
co-sponsor: Desert Protective Council
Also showing will be: "Coyote-America's Top Dog"- this intriguing creature thrives in the desert and survives in cities too.
Speaker: Terry Weiner, Conservation Coordinator, DPC
this screening will be free.