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This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life

This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

The Institute for Retired Professionals presents, "This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life,"  a talk by by Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York, whose subjects range from family policy to science and technology. Since 2007, Applewhite has been writing about ageing and ageism at her website, This Chair Rocks. During this period, she’s become a Knight Fellow, a New York Times Fellow, an Age Boom Fellow (Columbia University School of Journalism) and a fellow at the Yale Law School's Information Society Project. She is also the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Since 2012, Applewhite has been speaking widely about how ageism makes aging in America so much harder than it has to be, as well as about the medicalization of old age, ageism and elder abuse, and the effects of ageism on women’s lives. She has been recognized as an expert on ageism by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging. In 2015, she was included in a list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change—along with Arundhati Roy, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Germaine Greer, Naomi Klein, Pussy Riot, and other remarkable activists—in the inaugural issues of Salt magazine.

Sponsored by Institute for Retired Professionals.

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