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Join Us Friday, October 23rd:
Save the Scenic Santa Ritas
Fabulous Fall Fundraiser!

When: Friday, Oct. 23rd, 5:30 pm

Where: Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ

Tickets: $70 per person
(Please note: space is limited, so please RSVP asap!)

To RSVP: fill out this RSVP form, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 520-445-6615.

Enjoy fabulous wine, a fantastic hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet, great music, and a silent auction to support SSSR and to celebrate our beautiful Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains! The evening will also include a private screening of the new film Ours is the Land, and our featured guest speaker will be our esteemed attorney Van Wolf, who will give us an update on where things stand with our Air Quality Permit Appeal case, as well as talk about the role litigation will play as the proposed Rosemont mine project moves forward. We hope to see you there!

If you can't make it to our fundraiser, we hope you will show your support in another way. How about signing up to help at our info table at an upcoming event?

And as always, we can use your financial support, especially now that we must defend our win in the Rosemont Air Quality Permit Appeal case. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to SSSR! Thank you!


Two new films highlight the need to protect the Santa Ritas!

Premiere of new documentary film FLIN FLON FLIM FLAM
Sunday, Oct. 18th, 4pm at the Loft Cinema in Tucson
Cost: $10 (benefits Arizona Center for Investigative Journalism, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3)
InvestigativeMEDIA turns its unflinching focus on Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals Inc. and its controversial plans to construct the massive Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson. InvestigativeMEDIA’s John Dougherty documents Hudbay’s legacy of lead poisoning in a remote Manitoba community where the company operated a notorious copper smelter for 80 years. He then turns to Hudbay’s former operations in Guatemala where the company stands accused of murder, rape and shootings in a precedent setting civil trial. Dougherty travels to the Peruvian Andes documenting indigenous villagers occupying a mine site after Peruvian police beat and teargassed protesters angry over Hudbay’s failure to abide by an agreement. Dougherty uncovers Hudbay’s misleading statements over its proposed Rosemont copper project and the ecological treasure that would be destroyed if the mine were constructed. (Dir. by John Dougherty, 2015, in English/Spanish/English subtitles, 48 mins.)

Tucson Premiere of the film OURS IS THE LAND
Sunday, Nov. 15th, 4-6pm at the Loft Cinema in Tucson


The film tells the story of the Tohono O'odham's deep connection to the Santa Rita Mountains or Ce:wi Duag which are imperiled by the proposed Rosemont Copper mine.

“Ours is the Land” is the new short documentary film that depicts in vivid and powerful detail the spiritual, cultural and physical connection of the Tohono O’odham people of Arizona to Ce:wi Duag, or the Santa Rita Mountains, which is imperiled by the proposed creation of the mile-wide, half mile deep Rosemont open pit copper mine.

The film is told entirely from the perspective of the Tohono O’odham Nation members themselves including Legislative Council members, and tribal elders who speak movingly about the important connection between Ce:wi Duag and the Tohono O’odham Nation. Adding poignancy to the film is the score of Michael Enis, Tohono O’odham tribal member and song dreamer.

Outreach events: You can also find Save the Scenic Santa Ritas and our information table at local events, listed on our Volunteer page.

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