2nd NM Climate Disruption Film Festival

New Mexico RISING

September 6-7, 2019

UNM Continuing Education Center

1634 University Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (map)
NM Rising

Join us in exploring the effects of climate disruption globally and here in New Mexico, while also learning how you can make a difference.

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5:45 pmRegistration/No fee
6:00 pmWelcome/Overview of Film Festival: Ray Powell, former NM Commissioner of Public Lands
6:15 pmDr. David Gutzler, Ph.D, UNM Professor of Climatology: Impacts of Climate Change on Humans and the Environment
7:00 pmDr. Sandra Steingraber: Her personal story, Film: Unfractured (2017), presentation, Q & A
9:00 pmClosing comments/reminder of Saturday events


8:45 amDoors Open/$10 for adults; Children/youth to age 18 eat free
Voter Registration Table
9:00 amOverview: Ray Powell, moderator
Greeting: Elizabeth J. Kistin Keller, Ph.D, First Lady of ABQ
Update/Q&A: Kelsey Rader, Sustainability Officer, City of ABQ
10:00 amFilm: CAVU Premiere in ABQ: Wildlife Without Borders: Wildlife Across the West, the first film in a new series, plus CAVU films:
  • What isn't there to love about New Mexico?
  • Changing Landscape
  • Is New Mexico ready to be the next Saudi Arabia?
11:15 amMaya van Rossum, author and activist: The Green Amendment: Securing our right to a healthy environment
11:55 amClimate Strike: Delese Dellios, 350.org, and Youth
NoonFilm: The American Southwest: Are we running dry? (23 min.)
Speaker: Theresa Cardenas, President, Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates
1:00 pmVegetarian lunch (with registration)
1:45 pmTarin Nix, State Land Commission: Open for Business: Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future
2:10 pmChristina Allday-Bondy, NM Healthy Soils Working Group: Supporting Healthy Soils and Regenerative Agriculture at Home, with The Soil Story (4 min.)
2:30 pmPhoebe Suina, Cochiti and San Felipe Pueblos: Indigenous Insights Into Sustainability
2:45 pmFilm: Sacred Land, Sacred Water
Q&A: Donald T. Phillips, geologist and screenwriter, Craig Barth, publisher and filmmaker
3:45 pmBreakout groups/discussion
  • Using the media to get our message out, August March & Gabriel Vasquez
  • Climate Change effects on wildlife management and public lands, Jesse Deubel & Tarin Nix
  • Green Amendment: Securing our right to a healthy environment, Maya van Rossum
  • Changing personal habits to make a difference, Craig Barth
  • Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture, Christina Allday-Bondy
  • Opportunities to advance climate-related policy at the state and local level, Melanie Stansbury & Isaac Benton
4:30 pmReports by groups with action plans
4:50 pmClosing remarks

Schedule is subject to change as opportunities arise.


All attendees are asked to register for an accurate count for lunch and drinks. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.

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For questions, or to apply to table, email info@nmclimatefilmfest.org.


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