“Justice Rocks” is highlighting music and social activism at Strathcona Park on Saturday June 30th.

“Justice Rocks” is a FREE one-day concert in East Vancouver's Strathcona Park.

August 30th, 2008
12 noon to 8pm features live music.

This sounds like a pretty cool happening event.  I wish I could be there.  .  I was invited to take part in a presentation of Canta-Storia, which is an interactive activist theatre group that made presentations on the strike line during last fall's Vancouver civic strike.  This event is also sponsored by CUPE BC, and CUPE 391 Vancouver Library Workers – I am a member-at-large on our union executive. Some of my friends who were active in CUPE 391 and CUPE 15 will be there,

From the press release and website:

“We wanted to hold a summer event that brings together music and ideas for social change,” said John Richardson, Executive Director of Pivot. “Justice Rocks is about showing how fun it can be to help make the world a better place .”

Justice Rocks will feature musical programming from noon to 8pm, as well as a variety of tents with displays and activities on the themes of social engagement, highlighting successful and innovative ways to make social change happen. A number of leading social and environmental organizations will showcasing their most innovative ways of using pop-culture to engage and educate the public, and prizes will be awarded for the most effective and thought provoking approaches.Featured musicians include: local indie musicians Choir Practice,
Curtis Santiago, Fur Bearing Animals, Run GMC and more!

Justice Rocks will be a family oriented outdoor event with activities during the day, and will offer a 'Kidz Zone', including a shaded child-oriented rest area, face painting, big bubbles, story-time hosted by children's librarians from the Vancouver Public Library, crafts and cooperative games for children of all ages.

Justice Rocks is a break-even event. All proceeds raised will go exclusively to paying the costs of event production, with any profits going towards the costs of Justice Rocks 2009.
If you have a question regarding Justice Rocks or would like to get involved, give us a shout!

You can call us at Pivot Legal Society at (604) 255-9700.
Ask to speak to Michaela Montaner (ext.105) or John Richardson (ext.110).

For more details check out http://justicerocks.org/ and stay tuned

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