Host a Conversation about Ageism!
From October 25 through November 3, Changing the Narrative will be sponsoring on the same pAGE, a campaign to encourage conversations on ageism around the state.
Why are we doing this? Ageism—the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age—is pervasive! It can be directed at younger people or older people. Either way, it reduces opportunities and diminishes us all.
The good news: Research shows that education and intergenerational connection are effective in reducing ageism.
When we come together to share our perspectives, people’s attitudes about age shift. Collectively, we can all participate in changing our biases and reducing ageism.
So to help spur this on, we're encouraging people around the state to have conversations about ageism. Typically, the conversations will be from 1.5 to 2 hours long, and you can invite whatever number of people makes sense for your home and the setting. Changing the Narrative will provide you with a host toolkit (suggested activities, questions and more!)
Interested? Here are four ways you can become involved:
- You host a private conversation in your home and invite family, friends and neighbors.
- You can host a conversation at your organization, club or faith community.
- You can host a conversation in a public space like a coffee shop or community center (we'll provide facilitation tips, a link for people to find out about it and to register, as well as a gift card to buy a round of coffee).
- Can't host, but would like to participate in one of the public conversations? Choose that option in the "I would like to" box in the form. We'll let you know when and where they are occurring.
To sign up, just fill out the form on the right, and we'll be in touch by email or phone.
Together, we can make a difference. The movement to #endageism starts with us talking about it.