• Ryan Backer

Age Queer Thursday Aug 20, 6PM EDT No Registration Required, Everyone Welcome, Access Info Below...

Join us in a visioning workshop about age, aging, & the unlearning of ageism. Ageism (discrimination on the basis of age) is compounded by other forms of prejudice. It can be easy to overlook and difficult to untangle. Together we will be (re)imagining the ways in which we can engage a pro-aging response to the barrage of anti-aging messages we are faced with every day. Queer communities are especially susceptible to generational silos that intensify internalized & systemic ageism. Thanks to our unique life courses, though, we also happen to be very well- equipped to dismantle ageism. Doing so will help us unpack and undo other prejudices as well. We are all age travellers, somewhere on the spectrum between older & younger. Everybody is welcome to this workshop.

Ryan ‘twinkle’ Backer is an age activist striving to undo ageism within an intersectional context. They’ve facilitated anti-ageism workshops in NYC, Berlin, Dublin, Philadelphia, Montreal, Louisville, and online. twinkle identifies as a white, non-binary, queer, sober, European-American, poet, anarchist, witch and ‘old person in training’ with an undergraduate degree in Gerontology. They are a co-founder of www.OldSchool.info, a clearinghouse of anti-ageism resources. They’ve been on this social justice path since 2013.

Pervers/Cité is being organized on unceded Mohawk (Kanien’kehà:ka) territory. The Mohawk Nation is the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Nation is acknowledged as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtià:ke (Montréal). It is important to remember that the future of these lands is as vibrantly indigenous as its past is, and to commit to decolonization and solidarity.

This workshop is given freely, but please give all donations to the Pervers/Cité GoFundMe page, the majority of which will go towards honorariums for BIPOC organizers... https://www.gofundme.com/f/perverscite2020

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