Ashton Applewhite would like us to think differently about growing older.
As written in her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism…
“Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process that unites us all. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers, and dementia lie ahead? Because of ageism — the last socially sanctioned prejudice.”
The Centre For Healthcare, Knowledge & Innovation is hosting an Activism Against Ageism event this November. This is a chance for health, social and community care providers to come together with the wider North Coast community to enjoy dinner in beautiful Byron Bay. There are some fantastic programs in this region that address ageism – watch the Life of Byron here – but there is still a long way to go to dismantle the dread of ageing.
Join a two-course dinner and sign the pledge that every age counts!
What to expect: Entree canapes and sit down dinner with keynote presentation from Ashton Applewhite and Marlene Krasovitsky (Every Age Counts). Drinks available for purchase at the bar.
Register before October 31 and receive a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on arrival.
About Ashton Applewhite
Ashton Applewhite is a New York journalist, author and activist. She is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and making age a part of diversity. In 2015 Ashton was included in a global list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change.
Ashton has spoken on the TED Main Stage and and the United Nations and now she’s coming to Byron Bay as part of her EveryAGE Counts tour. Join us for dinner and hear what she has to say.
If you haven’t seen Ashton’s TED talk, watch it below.