The Economics of Ageing
An interactive “roving one-to-one” workshop that aims to put in the agenda of the feminist and women´s movements some of the alternative models that ageing feminists are developing in order to live life in the process of ageing.
How do elder women – especially feminists – survive in counteracting the effects of patriarchal politics that disregard women when they turn into what they deem as “unproductive” stages of life (production of life and of goods)? How do we survive neoliberal economic policies that have dismantled social services, reducing pension plans and have also dismantled support networks in families, communities, movements and countries? How do we live ageing?
The workshop is for women 60 or over (and for younger women who want to bring their mother´s of grandmother´s experiences). “Roving one to one” workshop means that it has no site, no time and no room assigned to it, but will happen in halls, cafeteria, hotel rooms, etc. whenever women who want to participate. Contact María Suárez Toro of ESCRIBANA – the woman with the blue hat at the AWID Conference.
Share with her into her tape recorder the stories about how you or your elders are confronting “economics of ageing”. The stories will eventually be posted in the ESCRIBANA blog www.escribanas.wordpress.com and a digital book will be published eventually. If you want to participate but are not going to AWID, send your story to maria.escribana@ gmail.com
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Feedback about the workshop: “Wow that’s pretty cool, and so important issue in today’s world. This question’s of ESCRIBANA is also one I am thinking about more and more in last couple of months: How do we survive neoliberal economic policies that have dismantled social services, and have also dismantled support networks in families, communities, movements and countries?” (Katerina Fialova, Checoslovaquia, age 40, PARM APC)