Below you’ll find links to upcoming events hosted by Encore.org, as well as recordings of our previous sessions. For more information about each event and to register, click on the blue title.
May 24, 2022 at 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET
This virtual event will spotlight two innovative solutions to the lack of affordable housing — both being piloted on college campuses and their surrounding communities.
May 18, 2022 at 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
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 start co-generating.
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
Bridging Across Generations
Hosted by: Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
During the fifth annual National Week of Conversation, presented by America Talks, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution co-hosted an event on ‘Bridging Across Generations’ with Convergence CEO David Eisner; Layla Zaidane of Millennial Action Project (MAP); Manu Meel of BridgeUSA; and Marc Freedman of Encore.org leading the discussion. The event was participation-focused and saw a terrific turnout.
April 27, 2022
Co-generational Activism: How to fight for change in your Third Act
Hosted by: Encore.org
Author and climate activist Bill McKibben recently launched Third Act, a new effort to activate older Americans as a force for social good. His reasoning? People over 60 often have the time, money and skills to do the work — and the planet needs their experience. A big part of Third Act’s strategy lies in partnering with youth leaders and activists of all ages who are working on climate change, voting rights and social justice — finding new and innovative ways to lift their voices and support their efforts. This conversation features McKibben along with Katie Eder, youth climate activist and executive director of Future Coalition and Pennie Opal Plant, co-founder of Idle No More SF Bay.
Featuring: Bill McKibben, Founder of Third Act; Katie Eder, youth climate activist and executive director of Future Coalition; Pennie Opal Plant, co-founder of Idle No More SF Bay; moderated by Encore.org Senior Fellow Harriette Cole
December 9, 2021
Hosted by: Encore.org
How do we heal today’s grief and loss to become the leaders the world needs now? Rev. Jen Bailey explores this question in her first book, To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope — a unique and moving collection of love letters to her fellow activist and faith leaders. The book inspires us all to imagine how grief and despair can help shape a new life filled with courage, hope and purpose for our shared future. During this one-hour event, Rev. Bailey reads from her book, talks about radical hope, “the special magic that happens when generations come together,” and so much more.
Featuring: Rev. Jen Bailey, Founder of Faith Matters Network; Encore.org VP of Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols
October 19, 2021
LGBTQ+ Lessons on Creativity and Connecting Generations
Hosted by: Encore.org, Souleo, AARP and SAGE
How can creativity help us address life’s challenges? How can intergenerational relationships keep the creative juices flowing? What are the most creative solutions to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation among older and younger adults? Particularly, what can we learn from the LGBTQ+ community on National Coming Out Day?
Featuring: Dionne Polite, Director of State Operations, AARP Florida; Beau McCall, creative artist; Souleo, curator; Julie Bates PhD, Interim Senior Advisor, AARP; Suley Cruz MHA, Site Director, SAGE Center Harlem; Scott Keoni Shigeoka, Creative-in-Residence, Encore.org; Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, AARP Senior Advisor & National LGBTQ Liaison
October 11, 2021
The Innovation Series
Hosted by Encore.org
- What does it mean to live in the most age diverse society in history
A spirited conversation between Marc Freedman — Encore.org CEO, boomer, and author of How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations — and Sasha Johfre — PhD candidate in sociology at Stanford, millennial, and author of an important new paper on intergenerational relationships.
Featuring: Marc Freedman, Encore.org Founder & CEO; Sasha Shen Johfre, Encore Public Voices Fellow and PhD Candidate in Sociology, Stanford; Eunice Lin Nichols, Encore.org VP of Innovation
February 24, 2022
- Is Generational Conflict a Myth? An Encore.org Conversation with Bobby Duffy
Do older people care about climate change? Is middle age the most miserable time of life? And are today’s younger generations more entitled? In his latest book, The Generation Myth, author Bobby Duffy offers a new take on how generations form, how they shape societies, and why generational differences aren’t as sharp as we think. Drawing on global data from over 3 million interviews, Duffy helps us understand the most divisive issues — from Covid and climate change to cancel culture — and reassures us that we are not heading toward a generational war.
Featuring: Bobby Duffy, Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Policy Institute, King’s College London; Colby Takeda, Encore Public Voices Fellow and senior manager with Blue Zones Project Hawaii; Julia Randell-Khan, Encore.org Senior Fellow and co-founder, The Purpose Xchange
January 27, 2022
- The Future of Co-generational Work
With five generations in the workplace at the same time, discussion of generational tension at work abounds. Tired tropes of “Ok, Boomer,” entitled Millennials and tech-addicted Zoomers distract from the reality that people of different generations bring diverse perspectives that are crucial for connecting with different audiences. How can teams bypass the negative stereotypes, and, instead, tap the benefits of an age-diverse workforce that brings complementary skills and perspectives? In this session, panelists will explore generational divisions in the workplace, highlight new models for collaboration, and share practical tips to help older and younger people work effectively side by side.
Featuring: Marci Alboher, VP for Narrative Change at Encore.org; Sherreta R. Harrison, sustainability catalyst at MetroMorphosis, Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow; Charlotte Japp, founder of Cirkel, Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow; Ramona Schindelheim, editor-in-chief at WorkingNation, Encore Public Voices Fellow.
November 10, 2021
- 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