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TOWN HALL
Aging: The Lifelong Process that Unites Us All

Keynote Speaker: Ashton Applewhite
Moderator: Catherine Remak

(2017/2018 Lectures)

Sat, May 19
3:00 PM

Santa Barbara is the place we call home. We want to celebrate it, nourish it, and above all, see it thrive through engaged citizens and productive dialogue. Part of A&L’s Thematic Learning Initiative, this town hall is an opportunity to hear from specialists, ask questions and participate in a public conversation about a community issue.

Keynote Speaker
Ashton Applewhite
This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life

“Vibrant, energetic, fact-filled and funny, This Chair Rocks is a call to arms not just for older people but for our whole society.” – Katha Pollitt, poet, essayist and The Nation columnist

Why is society’s view of aging so grim when the lived reality is so different? Anti-ageism activist and author Ashton Applewhite declares that it’s time for age pride. A leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism, Applewhite was named PBS Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencer of the Year, and has been recognized by The New York Times, NPR and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. A TED2017 mainstage speaker, Applewhite reveals the untapped possibilities of late life – in our communities, at work and in ourselves.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

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Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event:
Aging While Female:
Discussion with Ashton Applewhite
Fri, May 18 / 4 PM / Santa Barbara Central Library
Registration recommended

Spring 2018 Thematic Learning Initiative Book Selection
FREE copies of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite will be available beginning March 19 at the A&L Ticket Office (UCSB bldg. 402) and the Santa Barbara Central Library (40 E Anapamu St.). Books available while supplies last.

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