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Happy Earth Day! Projecting Change Festival Opens Today in Vancouver. LACE Campaign Launch and Co-op Radio Party this Friday!

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We're very excited here at Hello Cool World headquarters. Once again we are a community supporter of the Projecting Change Festival which starts on Earth Day, Thursday April 22. (Mention HelloCoolWorld to get a ticket discount!) And after a year of preparation, our newest campaign is launching. The LACE Campaign short video and PSA will be on the big screen of the Friday night film 7pm screening of "Chemerical" at Projecting Change (5th Avenue Cinema in Vancouver). Then we join Co-op Radio to celebrate three and half decades of community media in the W2 Storyeum space, 151 W. Cordova,  where we will get our LACE on and party with our own DJ Atef & Lady Ra. This party is a combined celebration of the LACE launch and Co-op Radio's 35th Anniversary and comes at the end of their annual fundraising drive.

Bike parking inside, car parking on roof, on bus route.
Get your LACE on! Bring your Co-op Radio Pledges!
Dance Party, Door Prizes and Doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts and Goodies.

We are thrilled that grassroots and social media are coming together, and so many people are getting involved in our launch for the LACE campaign.  This Vancouver event is the launch of the PSA, but stay tuned as it will be airing on CTV and the Shaw Cable network in the coming weeks, and we are also very excited about our full page ad in the June issue of Elle Magazine. (in newstands May 10) Also visit the LACE site if you want to sign up to be a supporter -- and to see what all our volunteers are up to. We have about 20 tables being planned and 'personed' by volunteers all over B.C. If you'd like to get involved email Lizzy: outreach{at}lacecampaign.com.

And we've also launched a cool email tool for women to send themselves an email reminder to get their pap!

Details on films, events, panels and parties below!


Click here to see all the films that are playing and remember to mention Hello Cool World as a supporter for a discount!


World premiere of the 30-second PSA "It's What's Inside" and the three-minute short video about the LACE Vancouver Action team will premiere on the big screen at the Projecting Change Festival in front of the feature doc "Chemerical." An after party co-hosted with Co-op Radio featuring DJ Atef & Lady Ra to follow.

7-9 p.m.
Fifth Avenue Cinemas

9 'til Late
W2 Storyeum -- 151 Cordova

The evening begins at 5th Avenue with a presentation and the PSA & short film from LACE campaign in front of the feature presentation of Chemerical. Meet the LACE Action team. Don’t be late -- LACE Is on first!

Mention Hello Cool World as a festival supporter to get $2 off the ticket. Bring your ticket stub to the after party at 151 W. Cordova for a chance to win door prizes!


We encourage you to consider donating to Co-op Radio CFR 107.2 fm!

And if you can't make it to the LACE screening at Fifth Avenue Cinema,  Co-op Radio is hosting a "Three and a Half Decades of Community Media" panel from 7:30-9 p.m., at the W2 Storyeum, followed by the party.


MODERATED BY: Charlie Smith - Editor of the Geogia Straight


Mordecai Briemberg – community activist, long-time host and producer of “Red Eye” (three-hour weekly program produced by media collective broadcasting on Co-op Radio for over 30 years)

Derrick Okeefe – co-chair of the Canadian Peace Alliance, the country's largest network of anti-war groups, and a coordinating member of the Vancouver StopWar.ca Coalition. He is the co-writer of Afghan MP Malalai Joya's political memoir, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, and the author of the forthcoming book Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? (Verso, 2010). Derrick is one of dozens of social activists blogging at rabble.ca, and also contributes to a number of other publications. He served as rabble's editor from 2007 to 2009.

Dawn Paley – freelance journalist (The Globe and Mail, The Georgia Straight, The Tyee), contributing editor with The Dominion, and founding member of the Vancouver Media Cooperative

Chris Arsenault – author of Blowback: A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home, former contributor to CBC Radio and THIS Magazine, current Canadian correspondent for Inter Press Service, starting with Al Jazeera in 2010.

Marika Swan - manager of Redwire Native Youth Media Society, print artist and Tla-o-qui-aht woman from the westcoast. Redwire is a Native youth led organization that strives to create uncensored spaces for community discussions and unhindered creative expression, including the publishing of Redwire Magazine for 11 years, they are now focusing on developing online strategies

More about Co-op & panel on their Facebook event

Panel & party at: W2 Storeum - 151 W. Cordova
7:30 - 9pm - Panel
9 pm ‘til late - Party & Dancing

See you there!!!

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