March’s Inclusive Reading Club will tackle the topic of ageism
The Inclusive Reading Club (IRC) invites the Salve Regina community to join in another rich discussion around topics of diversity, equity and inclusion on Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m. on the second floor of McKillop Library or via Zoom. To register for either of these options for IRC, go to the event page.
This month, the club will be reading excerpts from “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” by Ashton Applewhite. Dr. Anna Matos-Mournighan, deputy director of the Edward King House Senior Center in Newport and co-lead for Newport For All Ages, will be a guest facilitator.
Today’s youth-obsessed culture saturates people with messages of shame about growing older and the natural process of aging. Color that gray hair, hide those bald spots and wrinkles, step aside for the younger generation — how do these ageist stereotypes divide and debase society?
Join the IRC in examining societal biases around aging with Dr. Matos-Mournighan. Attendees will explore the research behind damaging ageist stereotypes and talk about the benefits of adopting more age-friendly attitudes with guidance from excerpts of the book “This Chair Rocks” by Applewhite.
Get started with the readings on the IRC‘s message board.
The IRC is a hybrid program, and attendees can join in-person on the second floor of McKillop Library or via Zoom. To register for either of the options for IRC, go to the event page.
The Inclusive Reading Club is managed collaboratively by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention and McKillop Library. For any questions, please contact Rose Albert, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, at email@example.com; or Gretchen Sotomayor, special programs and instruction librarian at McKillop Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.