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 ageing 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 ageing and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities.

What is The Radical Age Movement?

Alice Fisher, President and Founder, and Steve Burghardt speak about what The Radical Age Movement is on CUNYTV:

Read more about what The Radical Age Movement is here!

Upcoming Events

Senator Krueger’s Inaugural Employment Fair for Older Adults

Thursday, April 19th
10 am to 1 pm

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th St.
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues

Click Here to RSVP


THE RALLY FOR AGE JUSTICE IS THE FIRST RALLY OF ITS KIND HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND PERHAPS AROUND THE WORLD.

AGEISM EXISTS BECAUSE PEOPLE DO NOT SEE OLDER ADULTS AS PART OF THE FUTURE.

WE ARE PART OF THE FUTURE TOO!

JOIN ON US ON MAY 15TH, AT 5 PM IN UNION SQUARE TO STAND FOR AGE JUSTICE:

WE ARE PART OF THE THE FUTURE TOO-AND LET THAT INCLUDE YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION!

Click Here to Learn More!

Ageism In the News

“Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM” (Article from ProPublica)

“As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias.”

Read the full article here