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How will you work to create the world you envision?
Gray Panthers believe in active engagement. We believe civic participation and responsibility are fundamental to achieving social and economic justice and peace.

We work to:

Create a humane society – one that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power and democracy over institutions.
Eliminate injustice, discrimination, ageism wherever they exist. Bring together young and old, women and men of all backgrounds and orientations, to work in unison, with mutual trust and respect.
Make your voice heard!
Gray Panthers work together on the issues you believe in.

Creating a single-payer, universal health care system Protecting the environment
Promoting peace and international human rights

Website: www.graypanthersnyc.org
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Reflections from two of our 2018 interns, Brynn April & Rachella Ferst

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 @ 12:25pm

Once again, two of the 2018 Gray Panthers interns provided us with some insight into their experience and growth. Brynn April and Rachella Ferst both embody our tag line - Age and Youth in Action, as well as our Vision Statement: 

The Gray Panthers envisions a world where the old and the young
have much to contribute to make our society more just and humane, and in whicheach reinforces the other in goals, strategy, and action.

Gray Panthers – A Movement Based On A Struggle Against Ageism

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 @ 11:53am

Once again, Gray Panthers is in the news.  Check out this informative interview:

Upon becoming a member of Gray Panthers, community members nation wide join a fifty year old tradition of standing up for the right of all people not to be subjected to discrimination because of their age. In 2016, the Gray Panthers won the 2016 Annual Maggie Kuhn Award presented at the Yale Club by Presbyterian Social Services. The spirit of Maggie Kuhn [Founder of Gray Panthers], continues to speak through the organization’s progress in ageism advocacy and organizing fifty year later. FLOBEL Advisor and Gray Panthers President Jack Kupferman, envisions a world where the old and the young have much to contribute to make our society more just and humane. The Gray Panthers set up shop anywhere from the streets of New York in protest to the meeting rooms of the United Nations enacting action and advocacy against ageism. Nectar News sat down with Jack Kupferman to learn more about the organization’s motto; “what is good for older people is good for everyone”.

Read Interview here: http://nectarnews.org/2018/08/gray-panthers-a-movement-based-on-a-struggle-against-ageism/

Age Discrimination in the Workplace - City Council Hearing, September 17th

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 4:58pm

Gray Panthers supports all efforts to confront and eradicate ageism.   Who among us will be part of this important first effort in NYC?   Please let us know that you will attend.

Appreciatively,

Jack Kupferman, President

Gray Panthers NYC

917 535 0457

DEAR AGE JUSTICE ALLIES,

WE HOPE YOU WILL COPY AND SEND THIS EMAIL TO ALL OF YOUR MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES AND PERSONAL CONTACTS WHO LIVE IN THE 5 BOROUGHS. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH COUNCILMEMBER CHIN'S OFFICE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.  LET'S SHOW THEM THAT THE RADICAL AGE MOVEMENT IS A MAJOR PLAYER ON ISSUES OF CONCERN TO OLDER ADULTS.  

This coming Monday, September 17th at 1:00 pm, the New York City Council will hold a hearing at City Hall on age discrimination. At this hearing the Committee on Aging and the Committee on Civil and Human Rights will hear testimony from TheRadicalAgeMovement and other organizations, and the public on age discrimination and potential solutions to this problem.

We would like to fill the hearing room with RAM members in blue shirts to show the City Council that this is an important issue that needs the attention of the City Council. In addition, if you would like to testify and share your personal experience, we can assist you to sign up at the hearing. While optional, it is important that the City Council hears from real people that have encountered a form of age discrimination in the workforce.

We will meet at 12:45 pm at the gate to City Hall across the street from 250 Broadway to hand out t-shirts. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.  RAM staff will meet you outside the Broadway entrance to City Hall Plaza. The hearing will conclude around 2:30 pm.

Looking for a big turnout for this historic hearing on a critical  issue.

In Solidarity,

Alice, Steve & Bobbie


TheRadicalAgeMovement
Alice Fisher, President & Founder

646-630-4443

alice@radicalagemovement.org

www.radicalagemovement.org

 

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

is the Official Manifesto

TheRadicalAgeMovement

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