June is Elder Abuse Prevention Month.
Ageism and ableism are underlying causes of elder abuse. To help combat them Area 1 Agency on Aging is hosting a free webinar:
Still Kicking: Confronting the Intersection of Ageism and Ableism in the Pandemic's Wake
There’s so much shame around age and incapacity that we act as though older people don’t become disabled and disabled people never grow old. Those attitudes sanction the devaluation of older people that contributes to elder abuse, and the age segregation that so often gives it cover. Based on a presentation by internationally recognized ageism expert Ashton Applewhite, this 90-minute workshop delves into the nature of ageism and ableism, how they intersect and reinforce each other, and why it’s so important to dismantle the dread and dual stigma.
Internationally renowned experts and the co-founders of OldSchool.info, the anti-ageism clearinghouse will lead us in this exploration of what we must do to shift societal norms and our own thinking to reduce elder abuse. You won't want to miss this event.
Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, has been recognized by the New York Times, the American Society on Aging, the New Yorker, and National Public Radio as an expert on ageism. She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.
Ryan Backer is an age activist striving to undo ageism within an intersectional framework. They aim to eradicate ageism, along with white supremacy, gender bias, ableism, body shaming, homophobia, classism and all other forms of oppression.
Kyrié Carpenter trained as a therapist and is now an anti-ageism coach and educator. She brings deep experience and knowledge of human development and transformation to each offering.
Sign up for this free webinar today. Space is limited.