Confronting Ageism

People are living longer, and yet we as a society don’t know how to make the best use of these extra years.  We need new social visions that will inspire and support people of all races, classes, genders, and sexualities to grow and participate actively throughout their entire lives.

No age-segregation or pitting generation against generation — we want a society that works for us all.  We can’t leave it to ‘experts’ to tell us how to age ‘well’ or ‘successfully,’ or to an aging industrial complex that sees older adults as a dependent group or growing market of consumers.

It’s up to us.

It’s time for a Radical Age Movement, a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of aging and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities.

What is The Radical Age Movement all about?

This is TheRadicalAgeMovement. No more ageism. #AgeJustice

Want to know more about what RAM is?


• Watch Alice Fisher, President and Founder, and Steve Burghardt on CUNYTV!
• Or read about us!




Two of our signature programs are Consciousness Raising about Age and our Age Café. You can download our free guides below. Please use them to start your own RadicalAgeMovement group.

Old School Clearinghouse of Anti-Ageism Resources is a great resource for finding agism-related articles, books, tools and more!

Ageism In the News

If You’re Over 50, Chances Are the Decision to Leave a Job Won’t be Yours

A new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.


‘There’s so many different things!’: How technology baffled an elderly Congress in 2018

“If you’re trying to recall what your members of Congress accomplished in 2018, the answer is: They grew older.”

Read RAM’s Founder, Alice Fisher’s, letter to the editor!