Fracking Awareness Night @ The Aero—August 21, 7:30 pm

Fracking Awareness Night


Fracking Awareness Night @ The Aero!
Screening of Josh Fox’s Documentary GasLand and
“Emergency Short” The Sky Is Pink & Live Panel Discussion 

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
7:30 pm
Aero Theatre (Now American Cinematheque)
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
General Admission:
$11, $9 senior or student w/i.d.
Advance tickets will be available thru a week before the screening

What is Fracking?
Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom brought on by a controversial technology called horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” into our domestic shale rock formations. Seeking ways to squeeze a yield from ­depleted oil fields, natural gas ­producers all over the country are forcing trapped natural gas up & out via high-pressure injecting millions of gallons of water, sand & toxic chemicals.

You may have heard about it on the east coast or midwest. Now intensive drilling and horizontal fracking has come to California, and our very own Inglewood/Baldwin Hills oil field (the largest contiguous urban oil field in America) is at the heart of the debate. Culver City Council recently took a bold step in sending a message to Governor Brown. So what’s next?

Come be a part of a fully informed public!
FRACKING AWARENESS NIGHT ­includes a screening of Josh Fox’s new 2012 “emergency short” The Sky Is Pink plus his Academy Award-nominated 2010 documentary GasLand, followed by a panel discussion of the issues framed in our local context.

Panelists include:

• PAUL FERRAZZI, Executive Director, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

• DR. CLYDE TOM WILLIAMS, Retired Oil/Gas Field Specialist and Sierra Club-California, CalFrack Coordinator

MEGHAN SAHLI-WELLS, Culver City Council Member

Panel moderator is DONALD STRAUSS, MFA, Founding Chair and Core Faculty, Urban Sustainability Master of Arts at Antioch University. Donald has an interest in urban ecosystems and global environmental change narratives.

TCC teams up with the Aero Theatre and local groups Sierra Club West L.A. Chapter, Frack-Free Culver City, and Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community plus national non-profit Food & Water Watch to present this informative event.

Here’s a report from Food & Water Watch:

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