Tara Mahoney

Gen Why

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Name: Tara Mahoney
Organization: Gen Why Media
Website: http://www.genwhymediaproject.com
Title: Creative Director
Before completing her master degree in media production from Ryerson University, Tara worked in the non-profit sector as Community Outreach Coordinator for a non-profit film school, Pull Focus and campaigned for the Sierra Club of Canada and Greenpeace at their Headquarters in Washington D.C. Along with environmental activism, social justice issues have always been important to Tara - illustrated most clearly in her first documentary film, ForGive. Tara wrote, directed and produced ForGive, a film that follows National Chief Phil Fontaine to the Vatican to seek an apology from Pope Benedict XVI for the culture damaged caused by Indian Residential Schools. Tara is currently the Creative Director and co-founder of the Gen Why Media Project – a new media hub that explores what Gen Yers are doing to address the convergent environmental, social, and political challenges of this era. The Gen Why Media Project spawn Gen Why Media, a social enterprise production group that re-imagines civic engagement using events, workshops, participatory media an public art. Tara has become a cultural commentator in generational issues, frequently appearing in the media as representing the Generation Y perspective.

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Jun 08, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Intergenerational relations

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