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This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

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Come hear author, Ashton Applewhite, discuss the "ism" no one talks about - ageism. Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and will discuss the myths and stereotypes, how we hurt and limit a very large population in our society, and what we can do to address this.

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. http://amzn.to/1oL6gNh

Ashton has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks  http://www.thischairrocks.com/ , speaks widely, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? http://yoisthisageist.com/  

She has been named as a Fellow by the Knight Foundation, the New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts. In 2016, she joined Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year.  http://www.nextavenue.org/showcase/influencers-in-aging-2016/  (Last year it was Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal.) 

Ashton’s work is a call to wake up to the ageism in and around us, embrace a more nuanced and accurate view of growing older, and push back against the forces that frame it as decline. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. 

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