We rarely think of diversity in chronological terms, yet the phenomenon known as ageism involves stereotypes and misunderstandings that affect young and older adults. Words Over Time: An Intergenerational Dialogue seeks to address ageism through a dialogue between OLLI members and UC Berkeley undergraduates. Facilitated by Darren Zook, the dialogue will bring multiple generations together to discuss the critical topic of educational funding and student debt. With the dramatic increase in the cost of attending college in the last three decades, student loan debt has been assumed by not only younger adult students but also their parents and grandparents, burdening borrowers of all ages and threatening the financial security of millions of families. This makes it a perfect topic for intergenerational dialogue. This event offers a platform to initiate civil, reflective, and meaningful conversation across the chronological divide and across the social and political landscape.
$15 per OLLI member (no discounts available) Payment collected at check-in. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Limited to 60 OLLI members RSVP by sending an email to to firstname.lastname@example.org