Bridging the Generation Gap: Gen Why Media gets the X, Y and BB's talking

Change everything. The topic of this year’s Gen Why Media’s second “Bring your Boomers” party is focusing on bridging the gap between three generations in order to “contribute to an inclusive culture of independent thinking, cultural alternatives, progressive politics, racial integration, art, music, creativity, peace and respect for all living things”.  

 

The idea is to create dialogue between Gen X’ers, Y’ers and Baby Boomers by sharing stories and ideas about what it means to be an activist and how we can infuse our society with regular activism so that it becomes a common social practice.

 

Speakers such as Phil Fontaine (previous National Chief of Canada), Emily Hunter (environmental advocacy journalist) and Andrea Reimer (Vision Vancouver City Councillor), will be taking the stage in two seperate dialogue sessions (with each session consisting of one Boomer, one Gen X’er and One Y’er) to re-think civic interaction and, as a result, collectively re-shape our city and eventually our planet.

 

Other highlights will include a theatre performance by Tiger Milk Collective, crowd engagement by Mike Sheehan, a magic show, local art, door prizes and music by recording artist Aidan Knight with special guest.

 

This all takes place Tuesday November 1st, 2011 at SFU Contemporary Arts Theatre (149 West Hastings). Doors are at 6:30pm, Program starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

 

Gaging by the huge success of last year’s Bring Your Boomers party, there’s great expectations that this year’s party will be groovy, dope or rad; depending on which generation you’re speaking to.

 

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