At the Pioneer Network Conference in Chicago last week, our keynote speaker was Ashton Applewhite. Ashton has taken on the task of fighting the insidious and pervasive presence of ageism in our society because, as she says, "it is the last socially accepted prejudice". At the same time it is also the only prejudice that every human being is subject to if one has the gift of years.
Applewhite's book is entitled "This Chair Rocks: a Manifesto Against Ageism" and I highly recommend it.
Just this morning I saw an eleven-minute Ted Talk video given by Ashton this past April. You can access it here.