Out there, way out there

Launching my YouTube channel! And introducing the first video clip.

        Clip #1 - Ageism: the last socially sanctioned prejudice  

What’s a prejudice? Treating people unfairly because of how we think about them—even when that opinion isn’t based on anything but unexamined feelings. Assuming, for example, that talking to someone much older or younger than you will be boring because they won’t really listen, or because you wouldn’t be interested in any of the same things. 

That’s a mistake.

Declaring independence from ageism

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The Changing Aging blog declared Independence from Ageism on the Fourth of July and named four "incredible leaders to wage this war: Dr. Bill Thomas; the late Dr. Robert Butler, who coined the term ageism; Ronni Bennett, elder-blogger extraordinaire; and Ashton Applewhite, the Imperator Furiosa of anti-ageism." Played by Charlize Theron, Furiosa is the main protagonist of this summer's Mad Max: Fury Road movie, and she is seriously badass. Make my day, and what great company to be keeping. Saddle up!

Join us for some consciousness-raising

On Thursday, June 25th, I'm teaming up with the Radical Age Movement for an evening of consciousness-raising and connecting. The evening begins with my new talk, "Let's Rock This Chair: Yes to Aging, No to Ageism." Then we'll divide into small groups for an hour-long breakout session, after which Alice Fisher will talk about moving from personal to cultural change. Guaranteed to entertain, educate, and provoke—come!