IQ2 Debate: Ageism
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IQ2 Debate

DATE & TIME

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE

6:30 – 8pm

LOCATION

SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

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IQ2 Debate: Ageism

Too old and out of touch. Too young and green. The ageism door swings both ways.

The young openly mock the elderly. Everyone feels a right to insult generations born after them. How do we tackle a prejudice as pervasive as ageism?
“Ageism is everywhere, yet it is the most socially ‘normalized’ of any prejudice, and is not widely countered – like racism or sexism.” – World Health Organization

Severe neglect and abuse in our aged care homes led the Prime Minister to announce a Royal Commission into the sector that will also investigate how young Australians with disabilities living in residential care are treated.

We regard minors as undeserving of autonomy. We bemoan millennials for being lazy and entitled. We say baby boomers are spoiled and out-of-touch. We see through the elderly and their extensive lifetimes of experience.

How do we tackle a prejudice as pervasive as ageism?

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26 MarchImmigration
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