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09/14/2019 | 10:30am11:30am

Book Club: The Overstory

…The Overstory by Richard Powers. This novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate,…

October 26, 2015

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

…that kept her going? For her, activism was about the journey; she didn’t care as much about the final goal. And she was so interested in young people. I suppose…

July 25, 2013

97 Ideas for Happy Aging: Get Involved

…Organic social and activity groups Create a digital bulletin board to empower seniors to form and grow activity groups around arts and activism. The program would be run by seniors,…

November 17, 2015

Assisted living on a working farm, and more from the week online

…Yousafzai, Vivienne Westwood and many others in the category of activism. The criteria? impact, c ourage, i nnovation and c ompassion. Read more about the selection at Salt magazine and…

November 17, 2016

What “Active Seniors” Means Now

…Nation. Most of us figured we’d be done with activism after Election Day. We hadn’t anticipated the narrow margin that resulted, even as we saw the wide gulf between the…

April 10, 2013

Vote in the Webbys

…to the next stage, yielding up to 12 nominees in categories that include Employment, Activism, Health, News, Art, Games, Travel, Politics and the miscellaneous category called “Weird,” among many others….

August 31, 2014

99-year-old gives “celebrity seamstress” new meaning – and more from the week online

…life – she’s the only person to have slept with both Steve Jobs and Bob Dylan – and recaps her 50 years of political activism. As for the line “She’s…

April 29, 2019

New Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse

There’s a big online resource for information on anti-ageism activism….

03/08/2019 | 2:45pm3:45pm

@ The Center: Twitter for Advocacy

…invaluable platform for activists. You’ll learn about Twitter, its role in social media activism, and tips for creating effective hashtags. Space is limited! RSVP required. Email rsvp@seniorplanet.org or call 646-590-0615….

November 28, 2016

Aging With Attitude: Activist Frances Goldin

Frances Goldin and her sign are well known among regulars at New York’s Pride Parade — but her activism goes further back….

June 14, 2019

King Lear comes to Senior Planet

On June 21, Senior Planet in Chelsea will host a new and provocative version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, King Lear. This soap-operatic tale of jealousy, sibling rivalry, love, betrayal, and…

June 6, 2018

Speak out for Affordable Housing

Starting June 7, city residents can speak out about affordable housing. There are some 900,000 rent stabilized apartments in New York City housing an estimated two million New Yorkers; rent…

June 3, 2019

Q&A: Greta Schiller, director

The streets of Greenwich Village exploded with pent up anger in June, 1969 when police raided a gay bar – the Stonewall Inn; the event and the subsequent riots are…

May 7, 2018

Senior Planet and the #MeToo Movement

Recently, members of Senior Planet had the opportunity to weigh in on the #MeToo movement, the grassroots campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in all its forms. Online…

September 18, 2019

A Peace Corps Volunteer at 61

When Ken Shaw of San Francisco joined the Peace Corps in rural Zambia as an agriculture specialist, he was 61. “To say it was eye-opening is an understatement,” said the…