HUNDREDS EXPECTED AT FIRST U.S. RALLY FOR AGE JUSTICE TO CONFRONT AGEISM
TUESDAY MAY 15th AT 4:30 PM IN NEW YORK CITY’S UNION SQUARE PARK AT 14TH ST
ORGANIZED BY THE RADICAL AGE MOVEMENT AND MORE THAN TWO DOZEN CO-SPONSORS
NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 27, 2018) - “Ageism exists because American culture demeans older adults and ignores how they can and will contribute to the country’s future,” says Alice Fisher, co-founder of The Radical Age Movement, a national non-profit based in New York that rejects long-standing misinterpretations of aging.
“All older people must rise up in order to be visible and be counted. As an older woman of color, who is part of the LGBT community, I know the value of speaking my mind. I’m proud to be a part of the Rally for Age Justice,” says Lujira Cooper, a participant of SAGE, a co-sponsor. “If we’re not being counted, if we do not stand up, we are not visible and neither are our needs. I work hard to survive and I, and all older people, deserve to live and age with dignity and respect, regardless of our, age, race, gender, sexual orientation and/or expression.
This first Rally for Age Justice in America is the first step for people of all ages to confront ageism. Speakers and entertainers at the rally will testify loud and clear that “We are part of the future, too!”
Age Justice stands for:
- A fair share of government funding for older adults’ services.
- Respect for all ages and the inclusivity that becoming older unites all races, genders, sexualities, and religions.
- The dignity and well-being of the frail and disabled.
Age Justice stands against:
- Workplace discrimination that is turning adults into part of the invisible poor.
- Ageist bias in our culture through advertising and TV shows that demean and pit old against young.
- Any cuts in Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.
Co-sponsors as of this date are:
Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging
Carter Burden Network
Center for Independence of the Disabled –NY
Central NJ Radical Age Chapter
City Meals on Wheels
Coming of Age NYC
End Of Life Choices
Eviction Intervention Services: Homelessness Prevention (EIS)
Fordham Graduate School of Social Service
James Lenox House
JFREJ / Caring Majority
NY Society for Ethical Culture/Social Service Board
NY Statewide Senior Action Council
NYS Alliance for Retired Americans
Philadelphia Radical Age Chapter
Radical Age at SAGE Chapter
Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center
SASS at Silberman School of Social Work
Stony Brook University School of Social Work
This Chair Rocks
Women’s Radical Age Chapter, Provincetown
Source: New York Nonprofit Media; https://tockify.com/nynmedia/detail/1273/1526416200000