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 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. We need new social visions that will inspire and support people to grow and participate actively throughout their entire lives.

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!

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This Month’s Article

“Why Ageism is the Powder Puff “Ism” and What You Can Do to Change That” By Alice Fisher & Steve Burghardt

If a person makes an ageist statement and you say “you know that what you just said is an ageist remark,” it is not uncommon for that person to respond, “Really?  I’ll have to think about that.”  Yet, if that same person makes a racist or anti-Semitic remark and you call them on it, you’re likely to be met with fear, defensiveness or anger—or all three. “Who me?  How can you call me a racist! I mean, I would never…I meant to say…” 

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