From “Ok, Boomer” to “BoomerRemover” to “weak, vulnerable elderly”—we’ve seen a rise in ageist language since the onset of the pandemic, and an exposure of the ageism that is embedded in our institutions and our culture. Ageism makes itself apparent in policies like triage standards that move older people to the back of the line, and advice that older people stay home so that younger people can move out and about.
But ageism is not new. And it has harmful effects–on our financial security, on our physical and mental health, and our life span. And for people of color, ageism amplifies a lifetime of experiencing systemic inequities.
The good news? All of us have opportunities to address ageism, defined by the World Health Organization as “prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination based on age.”
In this interactive, online workshop, you’ll learn all about ageism and how to tell a new, equitable and more accurate story.
If you or someone you know has experienced ageism, if you’re frustrated by some of the stereotypes you’re seeing in print or digital media, or if you simply want to know more about why this is important—you won’t want to miss this. Together, we can make a difference.
Register for the ageism workshop online now. After you register, we’ll send you log in information 24 hours before the workshop.