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In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead with Susan J. Douglas

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$5

Charis and The Lola – A Womxn’s Club and Community, welcome author Susan J. Douglas for a virtual event to discuss her new book, In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead, in which she calls on women of all ages to join together now to fight against gendered ageism, to secure our country’s financial safety net, and to make a brighter, more welcome future for older women. Douglas declares that it is time for the largest female generation over fifty to reinvent what it means to be an older woman and to challenge the outdated stereotypes—think doddering or shrewish—that Hollywood and TV have assigned them. She zones in on how the anti-aging cosmetics industry targets older and younger women alike with their products, and how Big Pharma ads equate getting older with disease and decline. Douglas exposes the ageism that mature women face at work, and why conservatives’ decades-long attacks on Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare disproportionately affect women. With a sharp sense of justice and fresh wit, In Our Prime sees a social movement emerging that may help to create a different view of—and life for—older women. It celebrates the women who broke down legal barriers in the past, as well as today’s activists, career women, actors, and others who defy stereotypical images by embracing their age, by remaining strong, and by being socially involved.

Susan J. Douglas is the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Communication and Media at The University of Michigan.  Her latest book, In Our Prime: How Older Women are Reinventing the Road Ahead was recommended as an “Editors’ Choice/Staff Picks” by the New York Times and hailed by the Associated Press as a “masterful takedown of gendered ageism.”  She is author of numerous books including, Celebrity: A  History of Fame; The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild; The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Undermines Women; Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination; Where The Girls Are:  Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, and Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922.  She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate  Charis Circle’s mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. As always, if you enjoy the event we ask that you buy the book from Charis via this link: https://www.charisbooksandmore.com/book/9780393652550

By attending our virtual event you agree to our Code of Conduct: Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to info@chariscircle.org immediately.

The Lola’s mission is to bring together womxn as allies and accomplices to tell our stories, raise our voices and dismantle a system that doesn’t serve us.  Click here to learn more. 

We will be archiving this event and adding closed captioning as soon as possible after airing so that it will be accessible to deaf and HOH people. If you have other accessibility needs or if you are someone who has skills in making digital events more accessible please don’t hesitate to reach out to info@chariscircle.org. We are actively learning the best practices for this technology and we welcome your feedback as we begin this new way of connecting across distances.

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Date:
May 14
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Charis Circle
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