Subject Term: Aging & Longevity

Building Bridges: Breaking Barriers Exhibit Addresses Issues of Ageism

The Building Bridges: Breaking Barriers exhibition is a call for attention and an attempt to address the profound issue of ageism engrained in our society. The pandemic era has not only helped unmask, but negatively fueled the already existing ageist sentiment, promoting the troubling narrative about the value of older adults in our society. Drawing artists from a range of disciplines, the exhibition reveals that curiosity, unbound imagination, and inventiveness are defining characteristics that only come with age. This exhibition is presented by Ruth’s Table, an arts nonprofit committed to increasing access to creative opportunities for older adults and adults with disabilities, providing an inclusive and inspiring environment for creative expression and intergenerational connections. It is curated by Hanna Regev.

Culture and Antiracisms in Adult Education: An Exploration of the Contributions of Arts-Based Learning

From the abstract:

Increasingly, practices of collective arts-based learning are being used by adult educators and community organizations as creative and participatory ways to respond to contemporary social or environmental issues. Investigating the potential contributions of arts-based learning to cross-cultural and antiracisms adult education was the aim of this qualitative comparative study in Ontario and British Columbia. Through the lens of antiracisms theories and from data obtained through open-ended interviews with project participants and artist-educators in three diverse arts projects, this article highlights some of the characteristics that make arts-based learning a culturally appropriate and effective, imaginative tool. But it also draws attention to the risks involved in creating public art and tacking difficult issues such as racism in contemporary Canadian society.

The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability

From the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability site:

The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability provides leadership in interdisciplinary research and engagement to support health and well-being across the lifespan, livable communities, and optimal living with disabilities. We work to promote discoveries addressing critical health and societal issues and facilitate collaboration between campus researchers and external partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site:

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Center for Aging, Health and Humanities

From the George Washington University Center for Aging, Health and Humanities site:

The George Washington University Center for Aging, Health and Humanities, is the interdisciplinary home for GW faculty to collaborate on research, education, scholarship and clinical innovations to improve the care of older adults and their families. The center works with faculty and organizations to incorporate skills, benefits and lessons learned from the humanities in the fields of aging and health. This unique approach provides practitioners insight into the intersection of the human experience and the rapidly changing landscape of science, technology and public policy in health care.