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Generations Forums

ASA’s Generations Forums are virtual, interactive, multiday deep dives into topics important to our members and society. Held three times per year, Forums offer the ability to learn, network and take action through a series of curated live and on-demand events over the course of one week. Now the idea-generation and network-building that occur organically at our annual conferences will continue throughout the year, at Generations Forums.

  • Listening to industry experts lay out a call to action;
  • Brainstorming solutions with colleagues working in and outside of the field of aging;
  • Joining targeted advocacy and policy campaigns;
  • Engaging on social media;
  • Getting inspired and ready to take action in your work.

 

We hope you’ll join us and bring your ideas and energy to ASA Generations Forums!

From Ageism to Age Inclusion
Dec 6-10, 2021
Sponsored by AARP

Empowering an age-inclusive society.

$45 for ASA members 
$90 for General Public

Earn up to 5 CEUs

 

From Ageism to Age Inclusion

 

Ageism harms communities, our economy, society and ourselves. To overcome it, aging must be an integral part of all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Spend a week with ASA as we cover ways to recognize and push back against ageism, and integrate more representative, realistic aspects of aging into our work.

What should you expect at From Ageism to Age-Inclusion?

  • Earn up to 5 CEUs
  • Get familiar with or brush up on the realities of aging in 2021.
  • Dive into ageism, its impacts, and where and how it shows up.
  • Learn practical ways to incorporate age-inclusive practices into your work.
  • Adopt strategies to advocate for age-inclusive policies at the local level

Register Now

Agenda
(More speakers to be announced)

Join us for live programs each day and access on-demand content throughout the week.

 

Monday, December 6
Ending Ageism through Grassroots Campaigns

Special Time: 12:00–1:00 PM (Pacific) / 3:00–4:00 PM (Eastern)

Ageism is pernicious, and we must confront it throughout our society. Grassroots campaigns are essential strategies for building age-inclusive societies. Learn from and get inspired by leaders on the frontlines of anti-ageism work in the US and abroad.

Speakers:

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Ashton Applewhite

OldSchool.info

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Marlene Krasovitsky

EveryAGE Counts Australia

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Tracey Gendron

Reframing Aging

 

 

Tuesday, December 7
“Hello, My Name Is...and I Might Be Ageist”
Sponsored by George Jerjian, The Retirement Rebel

9:30–10:30 AM (Pacific) / 12:30–1:30 PM (Eastern)

Ageism is widespread even in the field of aging, and we may not be aware of our own ageist attitudes, behaviors or habits. In this session, speakers draw on their experiences working with older clients and families to help us all recognize ways in which we might be perpetuating ageism, and what we can do to change that.

Speakers:

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Christina Peoples

GeroWhat?!

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Ashley Stevens

The Dementia Guru

 

 

Wednesday, December 8
A Closer Look at Ageism & Inclusion

9:30–10:30 AM (Pacific) / 12:30–1:30 PM (Eastern)

Ageism impacts people differently. For instance, research shows that women, and especially women of color who work are more likely to experience ageism. We will unpack the intersections of gender, race and ageism together, and consider how to make anti-ageism movements more inclusive.

Speakers:

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Elizabeth White

55 and Faking It

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Evelyn Reynolds

Parkland College

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Patrice Dickerson

American Society on Aging

 

 

Thursday, December 9
Local Advocacy for Aging

9:30–10:30 AM (Pacific) / 12:30–1:30 PM (Eastern)

We know ageism harms communities, but how do we effectively advocate for change? Acquire practical advocacy strategies you can use in your community, while seeing them in action in The Big Apple.

Speakers:

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Meredith Ponder Whitmire

Matz Blancato & Associates

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Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez

Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)

 

 

Friday, December 10
A Global Call to End Ageism

9:30–10:30 AM (Pacific) / 12:30–1:30 PM (Eastern)

The United Nations proclaimed 2021–2030 as the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. Did you know that Combating Ageism is one of four main action areas for countries to take on in the next ten years? Learn about global efforts to change the way we think, feel, and act towards age and aging, and help build a world for all ages.

Speakers:

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Cynthis Stuen

Main Representative to the United Nations
International Federation on Aging

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Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez

World Health Organization

More Speakers to be Announced Soon!

 

 

Thanks to our sponsors:

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