December 11th: Bring your boomers, an intergenerational dialogue on climate change.

One of the defining things about the modern environmental movement is how inter-generational it is becoming. Alliances between the young and old are becoming the exciting new normal. Take for instance this event, which features storytelling, discussion, music, and performances. From Facebook:

As part of Gen Why Media’s ongoing inter-generational dialogue series, Bring Your Boomers combines intelligent conversation with music, film, visual art, storytelling and dance to provide a culturally-driven entry point to discuss social transformation.

In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and, ‘Power and Energy: Connecting the Dots’ explores BC’s emerging carbon corridor and the provincial policies needed to change course towards a green economy, just society and a healthy new era.

DATE: December 11th, 2012 | 7pm (doors at 6:30)
VENUE: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway (and Commercial Drive)

OPENING PERFORMANCE: Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance quartet

STORYTELLING: CCPA’s senior economist, Marc Lee, tells the utopian story of BC’s energy policy 50 years in the future, alongside visuals created by Ben Cooper of eatART.

DIALOGUE: On-stage “living room conversations” with participants from different generations, reflecting on BC’s industrial web of fracking, pipelines, LNG plants, tankers, mines, dams and the Tar Sands. Speakers include: Damien Gillis (Y’er), Ben Parfitt (X’er) and Karen Cooling (boomer). Moderated by Vancouver celebrity, Ta’Kaiya Blaney.


Come enjoy a theater full of exceptional individuals, entertainment, education…. and prizes!
Tyee article and video from our last two events here:

SPONSORS: Vancity, CCPA,, The Tyee, Common Sense Canadian, BCGEU, BC Ideas

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Disclaimer: we warmly welcome people of all ages!!

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.