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According to a Harvard study, over the next two decades, more than 27.7 million people will join the 50 and over age group. Most of this increase will be among the population aged 65 and over. The number of people over 65 years of age who are working has doubled. As the population ages, more people will encounter ageism. It isn’t a topic that is commonly talked about and it is as important as racism or sexism. What can we do to address ageism? Kellee discusses with Ashton Applewhite, the activist-author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She will share what we can do about ageism now. 

Show Notes

Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by The New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging, as an expert on ageism. She blogs at, and has written for Harper's and The Guardian, and The New York Times. She has been named as a Fellow by the Knight Foundation, The New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts. In 2015, she was included in a list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change.

What is Spark?

Spark, hosted by Kellee Marlow, on KXSF.FM in San Francisco, focuses on curated conversations with change-leaders and influencers- to inform minds, inspire ideas and ignite innovation. Basically, conversations that enable us to transcend beyond what we believe we are capable of.