The Journey to Age Justice: Why it’s Time for a Radical Age Movement

By Alice Fisher, M.A., M.S.W.“I was participating in a focus group discussion about aging. During the conversation someone states: ‘I don’t know how you can change an entire culture.’ My gut reaction is “With a movement; it’s the only way we’ve ever accomplished cultural change in America.” With that, The RadicalAgeMovement was conceived.-Alice Fisher Let’s Talk About …

Old White Men

For the past several months, I’ve been noticing comments online and in the media about voting-out old white men who are standing in the way of progressive legislation.  Their negative attitudes towards women, towards people of color, towards the LGBT community, and towards immigrants is positively retrograde. I, like so many older adults who embrace change and have …

Why Ageism is the Powder Puff “Ism” and What You Can Do to Change That

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 …

How to Fight the War vs. Old People

by Alice Fisher M.A., M.S.W January 3, 2017 “Movements are engaged in ‘meaning-work’…the struggle over the production of ideas of meaning…The failure of mass mobilization when structural conditions seem otherwise ripe may be accounted for by the absence of a resonant master frame.” Reframing Aging: Seeing What You’re Up Against and Finding a Way Forward, Frameworks Institute, April 1, …