The IFTF Blog
Feb 14 | Book talk: Ashton Applewhite - A Future Without Ageism
People are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives. The vast majority of Americans over 65 live independently. The older people get, the less afraid they are of dying. Why then are so many of us scared stiff at the prospect of growing old? Underlying all the hand-wringing is ageism, the last socially sanctioned prejudice. A movement against it is emerging with Ashton Applewhite as its leader and her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, as a catalyst.
IFTF is pleased to invite you to join us as we listen to Ashton dispel myth after myth about late life and propose an alternative: wake up, cheer up, and push back. She's as funny as she is fierce, and she just might change the way you think about the rest of your life. Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges ahead for a future without ageism. What would change—between our ears and in society at large—if ageism were as unacceptable as any other form of prejudice? What actions could be taken today to redefine late life over the next decade?
Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges ahead for a future without ageism!
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
201 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto [map]
Doors open at 10:00am, coffee/tea will be provided.
About Ashton Applewhite
Ashton’s on a roll. She wrote an op-ed in the New York Times for Labor Day, delivered a keynote at the United Nations in October, was named Influencer of the Year by the PBS site Next Avenue in November, and gave a TED talk in January. Now she’s bringing her important message to the Institute for the Future.