Aging Activisms will be facilitating a panel and the European Network in Aging Studies Conference in Graz, Austria this April! The panel is entitled Aging Activisms: Critical Reflections on Activist Aging Research from Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and is facilitated by May Chazan.
One of the panelists, Marlene Goldman, is discussing Performance and Bodies: Sexperts versus the Raging Grannies. Marlene will discuss how the Raging Grannies resist compulsory (hetero)sexuality, and reclaim their bodily and sexual autonomy. To spice up the traditional conference format, Marlene's presentation will also feature this media capsule of the Peterborough Raging Grannies singing their tune Geriatric Sexpot!
Video Credits: Voices: The Peterborough Raging Grannies Photos: All featured photos were taken at Aging Activisms events in 2015 & 2016, and include Peterborough, Montreal, and Toronto grannies Video Production: Tessa Nasca
The panel also features the following presentations, and offers a preview into the content of the forthcoming book Aging Activisms: Older, Bolder, and Changing the World:
Melissa Baldwin & May Chazan: Activisms Now and Still: Women's Activisms in the 'Apolitical' Years
Waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy: Unsettling Aging and Activism: Reflecting on "Grandmother"
Marlene Goldman: Performance and Bodies: Sexperts versus the Raging Grannies
Gabriela Aceves: Being Remembered: Activist Archiving and the Feminist Movement in Mexico