‘Songs From the Extraction Zones: A Symposium & Exhibition on Fracking in New Mexico’ Opens at Santa Fe Art Institute on Friday, April 28th, Featuring Notable Advocates and Artists

Please join us on Friday, April 28th, from 6-9 PM,  when New Mexico Story Power and Santa Fe Art Institute hosts an exhibition of works in dialogue with climate justice and fossil fuel resistance. At 7PM, a panel discussion begins with prominent New Mexico water and land protectors, anti-fracking advocates and community organizers. The multi-media exhibit includes SFAI ‘Water Rights’ residents and local artists whose work addresses the escalating threats and impacts of fossil fuel extraction on human communities and the natural world, and speaks to the considerable growing resistance to injustices of extraction practices.

In the panel discussion, moderated by New Mexico Story Power, audience members will hear firsthand from frontline organizers how fracking is affecting communities in the state, what can be done to help amplify issues, and how to organize and mobilize for positive change. The panel of speakers consists of: Eleanor Bravo of Food & Water Watch; Mike Eisenfeld of San Juan Citizens Alliance; Miya King-Flaherty of Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter; Mariel Nanasi of New Energy Economy; Kendra Pinto of the Navajo Nation; Rebecca Sobel of WildEarth Guardians, and Daniel Tso of the Navajo Nation. This is a unique opportunity for New Mexico communities to hear from several advocates at once – in dialogue with one another – on issues of critical importance to New Mexico’s water security, economic viability, community health and safety, agricultural sectors, and collective future. Continue reading “‘Songs From the Extraction Zones: A Symposium & Exhibition on Fracking in New Mexico’ Opens at Santa Fe Art Institute on Friday, April 28th, Featuring Notable Advocates and Artists”