An activist-research collective, Aging Activisms explores the diverse ways that activists of different ages, abilities, genders, and backgrounds resist injustices and create change across different movements and throughout their lives. It is underpinned by an anti-oppressive, decolonial, feminist approach to knowledge production: we continuously strive to nurture research relationships, upturn our own assumptions, and foreground those knowledges that are most often omitted from the academy.

Aging Activisms is an intergenerational meeting place for a passionate group of academics and activists who are taken up with the daily struggle of creating a fairer, more compassionate, and more sustainable world. 


As a virtual community, we welcome new collaborators, participants, and friends from anywhere in the world. Our steering committee hails from Trent University, which is located in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, Canada), on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg territory. We are committed to ongoing reflection and discussion about what it means to engage in research and activisms on this land.


Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.