Aging in America: Employment Discrimination & How to Fight It
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members
Americans are living longer than ever before. In last 10 years, the number of adults over age 65 in New York City grew 20 percent -- faster than any other segment of the population. Many have to stay on the job simply to make ends meet. Yet these older adults suffer from discrimination that sidelines and silences them in employment. This program will explore how aging in America has changed and the ways society does or does not meet the needs of this new demographic, especially in regards to employment. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and then a book signing of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.
Diane Fener, Member, Senior Lawyers Committee
Ashton Applewhite, Author and Activist, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism
David A. Richards, Senior Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson
Rosalind Fink, Of Counsel, Brill & Meisel
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Senior Lawyers Committee, Barry Bloom, Chair
Co-sponsoring Association Committee:
Labor & Employment Committee, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair