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Sunday, October 21 • 9:39am - 10:04am
We Are All Aging, So Let's End Ageism

Introduction by Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder

What's a surefire way to make activism more effective? Make it intergenerational. What's the biggest obstacle? An ageist culture that pits old against young and bombards us with messages that wrinkles are tragic and old people useless. Aging is not a problem to be "fixed" or a disease to be "cured.” It's a natural lifelong process that unites us all, and a world that's better to grow old in is better for everyone. Debunking myth after myth about late life, author and activist Ashton Applewhite passionately urges us to come together at all ages - and dismantle ageism in the process.

Introduced By
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Nina Simons

Founder, Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers and its Chief Relationship Strategist is also co-founder of Women Bridging Worlds and Connecting Women Leading Change. She co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, and her next book, Nature, Culture & The... Read More →

Keynote Speakers
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Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite, an internationally recognized expert on ageism and a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age, is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She also blogs at ThisChairRocks.com and runs the Yo, Is This Ageist? website. Applewhite speaks widely at a wide range of venues that have included the TED main stage and the United Nations... Read More →

Sunday October 21, 2018 9:39am - 10:04am PDT
Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA)