Aging While Female - Re-imagining Later Life for Women -- with Ashton Applewhite
Back by popular demand – now open to all!
Ashton Applewhite returns to TTN after her inspiring presentation in NYC several years ago based on her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.
And now the next stage. Ashton asks us to look at ageism -- the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us. It is a prejudice that pits us against our future selves – and each other.
What makes aging different for women – and so much harder than it has to be? How does the double impact of ageism and sexism affect women’s health, income, and well-being? And how does competing to “stay young” dig the hole even deeper?
In this rousing talk, Ashton Applewhite proposes throwing away the shovel, forging cross-generational compacts, and collaborating on new ways of thinking and behaving. The women’s movement taught us to claim our power; a pro-aging movement will teach us to hold onto it!
As a special feature there will also be "Wisdom Circles," breakout rooms, -- where small groups can respond to the presentation and share experiences.
Ashton is an internationally recognized expert on ageism, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, and creator of the blog, Yo! Is This Ageist?! She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations. And is at the forefront of the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.
Ashton is also Co-Founder of the not-for-profit Old School: Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, which curates, creates, commissions and disseminates free resources to educate people about ageism and how to end it. oldschool.info.