coming to the 2012 Ko Festival on July 8

I've been invited to speak on the opening night of KoFest, an arts festival in Amherst, Massachusetts, whose theme this year is "An irreverent and intergenerational look at age & aging."  The banner promises "outrageous humor I puppets I juggling I uncanny beauty". That leaves me humor, so I'm hard at work at something approaching a monologue.

The KoFest blurb reads: "Author/journalist Ashton Applewhite is interested in why we’re so ambivalent about the prospect of much longer lives. She was too, until she learned more. Her proposition?  Fight ageism, not aging.  (read more . . .)



Thanks for an outstanding lecture on ageism. I hope you will continue to do the analysis and that a movement will arise from your inspiration. As a member of OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) I have been doing this work for about 20 years, but like many, have thought that it would take a boomer to really get people to pay attention!

the response to my talk was very exciting;  thanks for being part of it.  I'm hoping to wake my fellow boomers up!