Aging: The Lifelong Process that Unites Us All
Keynote Speaker: Ashton Applewhite
Moderator: Catherine Remak
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.
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
Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event:
Aging While Female:
Discussion with Ashton Applewhite
Fri, May 18 / 4 PM / Santa Barbara Central Library
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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