Bring Your Boomers dialogue series sets sights on a greener future

 

Megaphone is proud to be a media sponsor of GenWhy Media's inter-generational, truly multi-media Bring Your Boomers series, which seeks to bring thinkers and doers of all ages together and initiate comprehensive dialogue about the big issues that affect us all.

 

The third installment of Bring Your Boomers is called 'Power and Energy: Connecting the Dots', and will once again serve as a platform for performance and sharing of wisdom and innovation. In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Leadnow.ca, '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.

 

We invite you to join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, December 11th for an evening of intelligent conversation with music, film, visual art, storytelling and dance to provide a culturally-driven entry point to discuss social transformation.

 

Here's what's on the program for the evening:

 

OPENING PERFORMANCE: Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance quartet

STORYTELLING: CCPAs senior economist, Marc Lee, tells the utopian story of BC’s energy policy 50 years in the future, alongside visuals created by Ben Z Cooper and Vincent van Haaff.

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. 

CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Brasstronaut

 

 

Sound overwhelming? By all accounts, it is, but in the best way possible. For an idea of what such an inclusive, interdisciplinary event will look like, check out this video from a past Bring Your Boomers event:

 

 

 

Event details:

December 11th, 2012, 7pm (doors at 6:30) @ The Rio Theatre

Get your tickets in advance at http://bringyourboomers3.eventbrite.com/

RSVP here

 

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