Activism is a surging movement happening all over the world. It often is
spontaneous, leaderless, people all over the world are taking lessons from each other, and it’s NOT just young adults. Below, are random articles about today’s older activists. An unjust world matters to all ages more than ever before. (photo on right, Jordana Sardo, local Portland, Oregon activist)
Yes, Dolores Can: The 90-Year-Old Activist on Speaking Up, Raising Hell, and Doing the Work
This 90-year-old New York activist fought racist housing practices, was a nurse during the AIDS epidemic, and is now protesting for Black Lives Matter
Who is Nina Baginskaya, the 73-year-old Belarusian protester that takes on riot police?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Hong Kong activist Grandma Wong 'prevented from crossing border for 14 months' https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/hong-kong-activist-grandma-wong-prevented-from-crossing-border-for-14-months-20201018-p5665j.html
These 9 activists sowed the seeds of change. Now they're nurturing growth in young leaders. https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/in-depth/news/2020/09/14/activists-made-history-racial-justice-now-inspiring-young-leaders/3464671001/
Resilience.org The Power of Inclusive, Intergenerational Climate Activism https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-09-28/the-power-of-inclusive-intergenerational-climate-activism/
Ford Foundation.org Activism Across Generations https://www.fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-change-blog/posts/activism-across-generations/
This Chair Rocks.com
Ashton Applewhite is a leading voice dedicated to combat ageism and celebrate age.
Marching for Social Justice. How older Americans are demanding change.
The Wall Street Journal
An older generation of civil activists, sees hope and lessons in today’s protests. They cheer the diversity of crowds but worry about the absence of a central spiritual leader and targeted agenda.
Climate Change: Older and Younger Activists Speak Out. How two generations talk about the future of the planet. https://www.nextavenue.org/climate-change-older-and-younger-activists/
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