'Come of Age' Reading and Reportage
"Getting older is inevitable; becoming an elder is a skill." - Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
Acclaimed Canadian culture activist and author Stephen Jenkinson returns to San Luis Obispo to discuss his upcoming book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble. In his signature provocative style, he makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. With lyrical prose and incisive insight, Jenkinson explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: how we are awash in the aged and yet somehow lacking in wisdom; how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age. Part critique, part call to action, Come of Age is a love song inviting all of us to grow up, before it's too late.
We invite you to an evening book reading and reportage by Stephen Jenkinson for young folk and old folk, for elders in training.
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