Below you’ll find events that Encore.org is hosting, as well as events we’ve discovered through friends or partners in our community. For more information about each event and to register, click on the blue title. If you’d like to list a virtual event here, please send the listing — title, date and time, registration link and/or link to join, and a 1-2 sentence description — to [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
Featuring: Encore.org Digital Communications Specialist Duncan Magidson and Encore.org Leadership and Mobilization Manager Karimah Nonyameko
Join Encore.org for an interactive, introductory session on how to bridge divides, connect across generations and create a better future together. You’ll learn about the forces driving generations apart and the organizations and fellows that see another way. You’ll also connect with leaders and be empowered with ideas and resources to co-generating.
Hosted by: The OpEd Project
Every Thursday during the coronavirus crisis, at 5pm EST, The OpEd Project hosts weekly webinars in order to share fast information + live Q&A with their community. Led by their journalists and published fellows, they will address topics including how to Write, Edit, Pitch & Amplify your op-eds. Let’s ensure that those most impacted by #COVID19 are included in the story AND the solution. Open to all, regardless of means.
Hosted by: At Home With Growing Older
At Home With Growing Older, AHWGO, is a nonprofit based in Berkeley, California, that brings together professionals, academics and interested individuals to re-envision and improve the experiences of later life. Their educational public forums, on a wide range of topics related to aging, are held in various locations in the Bay Area. They are pleased to be able to continue offering connection, community and knowledge remotely.
Hosted by: Be Social Change
Be Social Change is a membership community dedicated to helping people build lives and careers of social impact. Check out their upcoming events to learn from social impact experts and connect with purpose-driven people.
Hosted by: Experience Talks
Featuring: Encore Public Voices Fellow Tim Carpenter
Join Encore Public Voices Fellow Tim Carpenter, CEO/Founder of EngAGE, as he shares the experience of dynamic baby boomers and beyond in a way that communicates across generations.
Hosted by: Living Room Conversations
Living Room Conversations are a simple way to connect across divides – politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more. Getting at the heart of what we share in common with one another, these conversations have powerful, positive impacts across society – including a sense of respect, understanding, and even friendship in unexpected places! Sign up for an upcoming conversation today.
Hosted by: The Grand
This is a 14-week program that combines facilitated learning with peer support to give you the clarity and confidence you need to navigate a career change. The Grand Quest is fully remote, open to people from all over the world and scholarships are available.
October 1, 2021 at 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
Hosted by Top Sixty Over Sixty
In recognition of the International Day of Older Persons, Top Sixty will host an open forum on Zoom to identify and promote ideas and activities that everyone can engage in to combat ageism. The demographic shift to “older” will be the norm well into the latter part of the 21st century. If we don’t acknowledge the extent to which our Western culture has undermined the value and contribution of our elders now, the negative stereotypes and myths about ageing will persist. This should be a concern to all of us, including politicians. Ageism negatively impacts individuals, society and future economic prosperity. Let’s not wait for leaders, let’s become them!
October 14, 2021 at 12:00am PT / 3:00pm ET
Hosted by Generation United & The Eisner Foundation
Intergenerational shared sites are a unique type of intergenerational program that pair younger generations with older adults in the same physical location, that build relationships and bring them together with activities or programs such as art, music, cooking, or yoga. These sites reduce social isolation, create livable communities, positively impact all participants’ lives, and allow programs to share costs and save money. During the COVID-19 pandemic, shared sites were able to pivot and connect the generations safely while keeping them physically apart and many served first responders and frontline workers by providing quality, reliable childcare. As we work to rebuild from the pandemic, shared sites are an incredible way to reconnect isolated individuals effectively and efficiently. Government investments in COVID-19 relief and infrastructure can and should be used to develop or enhance intergenerational shared sites. Join Generations United and The Eisner Foundation for a virtual briefing on intergenerational shared sites participants will learn the value and importance of shared sites and how policies can encourage the development and enhancement of them.
Hosted by: Encore.org
Co-generate! Livestream is a virtual event powered by Encore.org for younger and older changemakers eager to bust out of our respective age silos and work together for a better future.
June 23, 2021
The Innovation Series
Hosted by Encore.org
- Fighting Social Isolation and Loneliness
What are the most promising intergenerational solutions to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation? This free, one-hour webinar will highlight three innovative programs that bring older and younger people together to talk, create and connect.
Featuring: Encore.org Director of Innovation Janet Oh; Encore Public Voices Fellow Kasley Killam, founder of Social Health Labs; Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows Aditi Merchant, co founder of Big & Mini, Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, founder and director of Opening Minds through Art & Rowena Richie, co-founder of For You.
August 19, 2021
Series: Intergenerational Dialogues on Racial Justice
Hosted by: My Life, My Stories & Encore.org
- An Intergenerational Dialogue on Racial Justice: What Can We Do to Make 2021 Better?
This free, virtual event kicked off the first in a series of intergenerational dialogues on racial injustice hosted by My Life, My Stories and Encore.org. The event was co-hosted by Brittany Bare, millennial and founder of My Life, My Stories, and Brenda Atchison, baby boomer and Encore Public Voices Fellow. Hear from two storytellers, including Sam Bibbens and 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow Frankie Huang, about how their personal experiences this year have shaped their intentions to fight racial injustice next year.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Narrative Change Marci Alboher, 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Brenda Atchison, 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow Frankie Huang
December 8, 2020
- How Can We Sustain Everyday Activism?
Even the smallest acts can make a difference in the fight against systemic racism — acts like showing up for a peaceful protest, joining an anti-racism book club, supporting BIPOC-owned businesses, connecting with neighbors to support a common need, and voting. What do you do in your day-to-day life to contribute to a safer and more just existence for all? How do you fight burnout and celebrate accomplishments? How do we all keep the dream alive?
Featuring: 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Brenda Atchison, 2020 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow Sherreta Harrison
January 26, 2021
- The Role of Art in Promoting Activism
Art has played a dominant role in the fight for racial justice for centuries. Enslaved Black people used songs to spread messages and express their sorrow, fear, and hope. Books and poems have fueled movements for social justice. In the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence painted the Migration Series to tell the story of one million African Americans and their mass movement from the rural south to the urban north. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama is an immense and intensely visual installation dedicated to the thousands of African Americans who were lynched by white Americans. Art and storytelling can take many forms–spoken word, performance, music, film, poetry, architecture, and visual.
Featuring: Dr. Kitty Oliver, Felicia Liang, and Isabella Sisneros
March 10, 2021
- The intersection of climate change, the environment, and race
The climate crisis affects everyone but that doesn’t mean that it impacts everyone equally. BIPOC communities are disproportionately impacted by unchecked poison and pollution — from power plants, factories, incinerators, and more. From the poisoned tap water in Flint, Michigan to the inadequate response to Hurricane Maria, to the disproportionate impact of Covid on BIPOC communities — the twin threats of climate change and environmental racism make each other all the worse. With powerful governments and corporations fighting to maintain the status quo, environmental activism has become, for many, an issue that pits generations against each other. How can we tell a new story about climate, the environment, and race—one in which older and younger fight for solutions together. Our activist storytellers will share how they raise awareness and fight for climate justice. We’ll then break out into small groups for a chance to discuss the link between systemic racism and climate change and the action steps you can take as an advocate and in your own life.
Featuring: Nicole Horseherder, Executive Director of Tó Nizhóní Ání and Jade Lozada, writer and climate organizer in New York City
June 16, 2021
- Joining Hands for Juneteenth
The final event in our series, An Intergenerational Dialogue on Racial Justice, focuses on the importance and significance of June 19, 1865, the date when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told — two months after the Civil War ended — that they were free. Juneteenth began as a celebration of freedom in Galveston, when formerly enslaved Texans started a tradition of community events. Juneteenth then became a time when Black Americans in communities across the country came together to celebrate and embrace their ancestors, reflect upon the past and move forward in unity. Today Juneteenth is a time when people of all backgrounds come together to reflect on the meaning of our shared history and the truth about our nation. There is no single way to acknowledge and recognize Juneteenth, but through celebrating this day (now recognized as a holiday in several states and many workplaces), we bring into focus the work that we have done together and the work that we have yet to do in our fight for racial justice.Join Encore.org and My Life, My Stories as we hear from three storytellers who will offer different generational and regional perspectives on the meaning and observance of Juneteenth. By exploring the personal stories of Amber, Karimah, and Adell as well as a moving performance by Katherine, we hope to inspire you to pause for celebration while continuing the fight to overcome systemic racism in America.
Featuring: Amber Reese, Karimah Nonyameko, Adell Brown, and Katherine Thomas
June 16, 2021
Older & Younger in Action: Collaboration for Racial Justice
Hosted by: Skoll World Forum
As protesters filled the streets in 2020 fighting for racial justice, many observers referred to the multigenerational and multiracial dimensions of the crowds. Why is it essential for older and younger people to fight side-by-side? What can the generations learn from each other? What role does individual and collective memory play in shaping a more just future? And how can we overcome generational tensions within communities as well as generational tensions across racial ethnic identities?
Featuring: Encore.org Senior Fellow Isabel González Whitaker, Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow Brittany Paschall and Encore Public Voices Alum Ray Jetson
April 13, 2021
Intergenerational Collaboration: A Key to Third Third Flourishing and Transformed Communities
Hosted by: Fuller Seminary’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership
As people in the third third of life invest in young people, transformation happens for those who receive and those who invest. Moreover, communities are being renewed as folks from different generations share in life, learning, and work together. This webinar features three people who are doing innovative work bringing generations together. As you learn about their intergenerational efforts, you’ll be inspired to think in new ways about the difference you can make in the lives of others . . . and in your own life as well.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols, Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow Sherreta Harrison and Encore Public Voices Alum Ray Jetson
March 15, 2021
Gen2Gen Jazz: Creative Collaboration Across the Generations
Hosted by: Encore.org
This concert and conversation features jazz pianist Justin Kauflin and Encore.org CEO Marc Freedman, in memory of jazz legend and mentor extraordinaire Clark Terry, who would have been 100 this year.
Featuring: Encore.org President, Founder and CEO Marc Freedman and Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols
February 19, 2021
Connecting Across Generations: Engaging Young People in the Encore Movement
Hosted by: The Encore Network in collaboration with Encore.org
Hear from a multigenerational, multicultural panel of leaders and social innovators who share how intergenerational collaboration can deepen your impact in the community, as well as tips for integrating younger generations into your encore work. Participants had a chance to connect in breakout groups to share their own experiences and brainstorm specific actions they can take to connect across generations in their personal and professional lives.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols and Encore Public Voices Fellow Dr. Kitty Oliver
February 17, 2021
Hosted by: Encore.org, with outreach partners Global Citizen Year, Living Room Conversations, Make America Dinner Again (MADA), and The OpEd Project
You’ve likely heard of five universal love languages — acts of service, quality time, gifts, words of affirmation, and physical touch. Now imagine how much stronger our communities could be if we added a sixth one — civic love. Watch this virtual Civic Saturday gathering to learn more. You’ll hear poetry, music, civic scripture and a civic sermon titled “We Need a New, Civic Love Language”. End 2020 with hope, inspiration and community.
Featuring: Encore.org Communications Strategist, Programs Aanchal Dhar and Encore.org Communications Associate, Digital Engagement Duncan Magidson
December 5, 2020
THE ANTIDOTE: A Post-Screening Discussion
Hosted by: Encore.org
Catch this conversation with the filmmakers behind THE ANTIDOTE — six-time Emmy Award-winning director John Hoffman and Academy Award-nominee Kahane Cooperman. They’re joined by producer Ruth Wooden and two leaders whose intergenerational work was featured in the film — DeAmon Harge from The Learning Tree and 2019 Encore Public Voices Fellow Derenda Schubert from Bridge Meadows. The conversation is moderated by our Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols and 2019 Encore Public Voices Fellow Derenda Schubert
November 20, 2020
Up Your Game in Thought Leadership
Hosted by: Encore.org
Looking to up your game in thought leadership? We know how hard it can be to rise above the current noise! That’s why Encore.org offered a free, one-hour webinar for current and aspiring thought leaders working at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice. Whether you’re just establishing your voice or looking for new ways to reach more people, there are lots of ways to broaden your impact and influence the national conversation. This webinar will get you started.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Narrative Change Marci Alboher, Encore.org Storytelling & Media Specialist Sarah McKinney Gibson, Encore.org Communications Associate, Digital Engagement Duncan Magidson, Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols, Encore.org Communications Strategist, Programs Aanchal Dhar, 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Brenda Atchison, 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Mick Smyer, 2019 Encore Public Voices Fellow Colby Takeda and 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow Kasley Killam
October 16, 2020