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09 May 19

Ashton Applewhite confirmed for 2019 AAG Conference

AAG is proud to announce that renowned author and activist Ashton Applewhite from the USA will be providing a keynote presentation at the AAG conference in Sydney.  Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. In 2016, she joined PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Ageing as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton has been recognised by the New York Times, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Ageing as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rockshas written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centres to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. She is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.  We are very honoured to have Ashton present her thoughts on ageing.

Reserve your spot today to see Ashton and over 250 other presentations, workshops and engagements this November in Sydney – click here to register for the 52nd AAG Conference.

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