may, 2020

21may11:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Workshop: Ending Ageism Together

Event Details

From “Ok, Boomer” to “BoomerRemover”—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. Too often, we are hearing—and maybe ourselves using—ageist words, language and stereotypes.

But 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:

  • What ageism is, and the harmful effects it has not only on older adults, but on all of us
  • What the general public believes about older people and about aging in America
  • Why telling a new story about aging and ageism is so important, especially now
  • The benefits to all of us as we age of having positive views of aging
  • How words and phrases that we may commonly use (e.g., “having a senior moment”) can have negative consequences that we don’t intend because they reinforce ageist attitudes and prejudicial stereotypes about older people
  • Language that we can use
You’ll leave with some concrete tips and tactics for addressing ageism as you encounter it, creating a better world for all of us.
The online workshop is hosted by Changing the Narrative in Colorado, a campaign to change the way people think, talk and act about aging and ageism. Read more about us here: https://changingthenarrativeco.org/
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 by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/k3NtJLY4tRav3Y4H6. We’ll send you log in information 24 hours before the workshop.

Questions or additional information: taylor@gunnisoncountylibraries.org

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Time

(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm mst

Location

Online

Organizer

Gunnison Library970-641-3485

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