Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Press Release, Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center, Split Estate Screening

"Contact: Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center
(505) 425-3840, (505) 617-6794, lvpeacecenter [at] desertgate.com
Event: Film Screening ("Split Estate ") and panel discussion re: Oil & Gas Industry
Event Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: United World College-USA, Kluge Auditorium, Montezuma, NM

The United World College Students for Peace & Justice and the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center will be hosting a film screening and panel discussion on Sunday, November 8, 2009,
1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Kluge Auditorium on the campus of the United World College-USA.

The agenda for the forum will include the following:

*Special screening of the just-released, highly-acclaimed, 76-min. documentary "Split Estate"
* Discussion with four panelists about the impacts posed by the Oil and Gas Industry's potential for drilling in San Miguel County and Mora County;
*Comments from local community advocates who have been actively working on this issue; &
*Comments and questions from the audience.

PANELISTS: Debra ANderson, Filmmaker (Director, Producer & Editor of "Split Estate"); Paula Garcia (President, Mora Land Grant); Johnny Micou (Co-founder, Drilling Santa Fe, & Executive Director, Common Ground United); & Linda Spier (Producer, Galisteo Basin Photography Project and Mora Photography Project)

We encourage UWC students, staff, faculty, San Miguel County and Mora County residents, land owners, public officials, community leaders and others to attend the film screening and discussion. This 2009 documentary shows the impacts caused by oil and natural gas drilling in Colorado and New Mexico. Tens of thousands of acres are being leased to the O&G Industry in San Miguel and Mora Counties right now. Come learn about the consequences for those in the path of this drilling boom. Oil and Gas development has arrived and we need to educate ourselves about the potential effects of this industry, and what we can do about it.

Everyone is welcome. Please join us."