Activism Against Ageism – Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite would like us to think differently about growing older.

As written in her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

“Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process that unites us all. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers, and dementia lie ahead? Because of ageism — the last socially sanctioned prejudice.”


About the event

This networking event is a chance for health, social and community care providers to come together with the wider North Coast community to enjoy a 2-course dinner at the brand new Beef and Beach Byron Bay. It’s time to talk about ageism and celebrate growing older.

Presentations by

Dr Marlene Krasovitsky
Campaign Director, Older Australians
EveryAGE Counts Campaign
The Benevolent Society

Louise Hodgson & Tarnya Sim
Fearless Films Ageing Boldly
Screenworks and Feros Care

Ashton Applewhite (keynote)
Journalist, author and activist
This Chair Rocks

We’ll also have a performance from Gareth Jones and the Elder Beats!


Where: Beef and Beach Byron Bay (located in the new Mercato Complex)

When: Friday 15th November 2019 | 6:00pm – 9:30pm

What to expect: Entree canapes and sit down dinner. Drinks available for purchase at the bar.

How much? $50pp (thank you to our partners for subsidising your dinner)




About Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite is a New York journalist, author and activist. She is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and making age a part of diversity. In 2015 Ashton was included in a global list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change.

Ashton has spoken on the TED Main Stage and and the United Nations and she’s coming to Australia to spread the word that EveryAGE Counts. Sign the pledge today.

Ashton is widely lauded for the intelligence, clarity and humour she brings to her mission to raise awareness of age bias. Join us for dinner and hear what she has to say. If you haven’t seen Ashton’s TED talk, watch it below.


This Chair Rocks, Ashton Applewhite – available for purchase here

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