The latest special edition of Generations Journal features op-eds written by experts in the aging space, including SAGE CEO Michael Adams
NEW YORK (Dec. 18, 2023) – SAGE, the world’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ elders, is proud to announce its curation of a new special edition of the American Society on Aging (ASA) Generations Journal 2023. The special edition can be viewed here.
According to the ASA, the quarterly Generations Journal is devoted to bringing together the most useful and current knowledge about a specific topic in the field of aging, with emphasis on practice, research, and policy. This year’s special edition focuses on breaking down the barriers of ageism and focusing on a case against structural ageism in our society.
Members of SAGE’s leadership team included in the journal include:
- Michael Adams, CEO, The Structural Roots of Ageism and Ableism: What It Means for LGBTQ+ Older Adults
- Kylie Madhav, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Incorporating an Anti-Ageist and Anti-Ableist Lens into DEI Work
- Rani Kronick, SAGE Freelancer, How Ageism and Ableism Intersect with Gender Bias in Medicine; On Disability, Race, and Sexuality
- Terri L. Wilder, HIV/Aging Policy Advocate, How Ageism and Ableism Intersect with Gender Bias in Medicine
- Josh Dubensky, Housing Policy Advocate Associate, SAGE Uses an Advocacy Agenda to Confront Structural Ageism and Ableism for LGBTQ+ Elders
“The decision by SAGE to curate a special collection of articles on ageism for the American Society on Aging’s Generations Journal is particularly timely,” said SAGE CEO Michael Adams. “Our essay collection analyzes ageism as a systemic bias – like racism and sexism – and explores its deep links to ableism, given that bias about age is often linked to bias about disability. The essays reflect a reality that is often overlooked: that aging, ageism and ableism affect different socio-economic groups differently. That’s why organizations like ours exist.”
“We’re seeing ‘ageism’ and ‘ableism’ appear more frequently in media and advocacy, but learning the terms is not enough to solve either of these problems,” said Leanne Clark-Shirley, ASA interim President and CEO. “ASA is so proud to publish this issue of Generations Journal that not only defines, but articulates the intersection of ageism and ableism with other social ills, while putting forth concrete examples of how we can dismantle their root causes.”
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SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers. For more information on SAGE and its services, visit www.sageusa.org.
About the American Society on Aging
Since 1954, ASA has developed and led the largest, most diverse community of professionals working in aging in America. As a result, ASA has become the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults. As we unite, empower and champion our community, we have the unique responsibility to be a strong voice and thought leader on critical systemic issues that influence how we age. As America struggles with how best to respond to the need for greater inclusivity, anti-ageism and equity, ASA sees its responsibility as a leader to drive the discourse and advocate for the change necessary to address these issues in aging.