Western Nebraska Community College to host screenings of The Battle for Whiteclay

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Contact: Mindy Burbach 308.635.6081

SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebr., <April 08, 2009> – Western Nebraska Community College announces they will host a screening of “The Battle for Whiteclay” and Q and A session with filmmakers on all three of its campuses next week.

“The Battle for Whiteclay” follows Indian activists Frank LaMere, Duane Martin Sr. and Russell Means through the streets of Whiteclay to the halls of Nebraska’s State Capitol in their efforts to end alcohol sales in the place many have dubbed “skid row on the prairie.”

Following the film, Director/Producer Mark Vasina, and Indian activist Frank LaMere will lead a Q and A session about the film and the events shown in the documentary.

“As a public institution for higher education, Western Nebraska Community College is in favor of promoting discussion on topics of public interest,” commented Mindy Burbach, WNCC Marketing/Public Relations Director. “After viewing the documentary, “Battle for Whiteclay,” WNCC Administration has agreed this film is educational of nature and of great public interest.”

“In our initial discussions to show this film, Student Services wanted to use this film as a student activity and promote discussion about the effect of alcoholism on society,” added Mindy Burbach, Marketing/Public Relations Director. “After the recent response to the screening, we have decided to open the viewing to not only our students, but the public as well.”

The documentary followed by a Q and A session will be held in the community rooms at the Alliance Learning Center on Monday, April 13, from 6-9pm. The Scottsbluff Campus will host the event from noon until 3pm in the Little Theatre on Tuesday, April 14th; and Sidney Campus will host the event from 6-9pm in rooms 115 and 116. All three events are free and open to the public.

More information about the documentary can be found on the website: www.battleforwhiteclay.org.

Western Nebraska Community College
College Relations Department
Mindy Burbach
1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 6361
308.635.6081 phone ■ 308.635.6100 fax
burbachm@wncc.net

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One Response to “Western Nebraska Community College to host screenings of The Battle for Whiteclay”

  1. Rebekah Says:

    I really did like the presentation on April 14 at WNCC’s Little Theater. Alcoholism is a cancer like you stated…an ongoing disease that will be hard to stop unless society cooperates in the effort. This was a very informative presentation that lawmakers should view to actually see what is happening to these citizens.

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