2021-22 Sidore Lecture Series

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CACL, in partnership with Casey Golomski (Associate Professor of Anthropology) and Allyson Ryder (Assistant Director, UNH Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity, are proud hosts of the 2021-22 Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series, Aging in America: Justice for All?  The series aims to engage a multigeneration audience in thoughtful discussion on changing demographics in the US and how long-standing age-related biases in our society affect our health and well-being with the aim to broaden our understanding and awareness of agism as it intersects with racism, gender, sexuality, and class.  It also celebrates the diversity of older adults and how attention to aging and disability can innovate and improve how we design, inhabit, and grow more sustainable communities.  Speakers in the series aim to stimulate conversations among the UNH and broader communities about the roles we each play in creating the environment we want to age in—now and in the future. In this vein, our sessions include both keynote speakers and community-based panel sessions with area older adults, governmental and private service providers, and others. The resulting conversations will endeavor to empower individuals, UNH, and the greater community, to capitalize on the positive aspects of aging and build person-centered systems and communities that support all of us as we age.

More information and registration for upcoming sessions are available on the Center for Humanities website.

The Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O Sidore of Manchester, New Hampshire. The purpose of the series is to offer the University community and the state of New Hampshire programs that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing our society. The University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities sponsors the programs.