The Mojave Project Webinar Series: Big Desert Solar & Wind- But At What Cost?
Big Desert Solar & Wind—But At What Cost?
May 19, 2022, 7 – 8:30 pm
The second Sacrifice and Exploitation panel discussion features artists, writers, and activists responding to the onslaught of industrial-scale renewable energy projects currently active or slated for construction in the previously undeveloped desert habitats of eastern California and southern Nevada’s Mojave Desert bioregion. This panel will be held as a Zoom webinar hosted by UNLV on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 7 – 8:30 pm. CLICK HERE to register for this free online event.
Panel participants include:
- Kim Garrison Means, artist, educator and director of the Mystery Ranch artist residency, Searchlight, NV
- Shannon Salter, UNLV Graduate Assistant, English Department, Basin and Range Watch board member
- Kim Stringfellow, Mojave Project director, will act as panel moderator
The Mojave Desert is undergoing profound physical transformation due to human activity. The Mojave Project illuminates how human activities affect wildlife habitat, ecosystems, and our quality of life throughout this arid bioregion. Understanding what is at stake is crucial to transition to a sustainable future for all living organisms. To do so, we must delve into the history of regional land use, including that of the Mojave’s Indigenous Peoples and others previously underrepresented.
The four scheduled webinars coincide with The Mojave Project exhibition at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and bring together a variety of voices and perspectives, including Indigenous culture bearers, scholars, researchers, artists and activists from the Mojave Desert bioregion spanning California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. This free-to-the-public webinar series educates audiences by generating impactful conversation. Please join us by registering below. Note that you will need to register for each webinar program separately.
Each panel discussion focuses on a Mojave Project theme to prompt dialog and conversation.
This panel will be held as a Zoom webinar hosted by UNLV on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 7 – 8:30 pm.
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This program is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant through California Humanities. and hosted by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art UNLV.