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Gen Why EventWhen: March 12th, 2011
Time: Doors at 7:00 pm, Program starts at 7:30 pm (sharp)
Where: VIVO Media Arts Center (1965 Main Street)
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door (Buy tickets). Check out Gen Why Media Project’s Facebook page for more information to RSVP to the event!

Be inspired and come join the conversation!

See Gen Why’s inaugural Bring Your Boomers Party. Gen Why pairs Gen Why innovators with Boomer influencers for intergeneration dialogue to discover what we can learn from each other, how we can inspire re-imagination and why it’s important to work together. We’re honored to welcome this amazing collection of speakers:

Boomer Participants:
Ken Lum -Internationally celebrated Multidisciplinary Artist
Nettie Wild – Acclaimed Vancouver Documentary Filmmaker
Kathleen Mahoney -Internationally recognized Human Rights Lawyer and Law Professor

Gen Why Participants:

Nimisha Mukerji – Director of the award-winning documentary 65_RedRoses
Leigh Christie – Engineer, Sculptor, Event Producer and Co-founder of the eatART Foundation
Caleb Behn – Law student and Chair of the Indigenous Circle at the Canadian Environmental Network

The event will also have live music, including Zachary Gray from The Zolas, Slippery Elm from Elekwent Folk; local artists, including Vancouver’s renowned street artist, Indigo; and performance art, including Vancouver’s one and only Spandy Andy!

There will be drinks, free snacks, door prizes, fun surprises and a Do-It-Yourself Gen Why merchandise making station (so bring an old t-shirt!). There will be a Cash bar, free snacks, live music, films screenings, door prizes and DIY screen printing.

BIG THANKS to sponsors: Granville Online,, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Claire Livia Lassam, Citr 101.9 fm, Discorder Magazine, The Tyee, Lester’s Army, BLIM Arts and Crafts Facility and OCW Magazine.

About Gen Why Media

Gen Why Media is a peer produced, collaborative production group that seeks to characterize the underrepresented zeitgeist of youth culture through events, workshops, public art and media. Read more here.

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D LaVerne 13 March, 2011 - 3:56 pm

I was invited to this event by my daughter and we both enjoyed ourselves on so many levels. An outstanding evening of stimulating conversations, thoughts and enjoyment through music and all the other programming provided. Thank you for this interesting interactive presentation. We look forward to enjoying, learning and growing stronger by attending many more.


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