Senator Krueger's Virtual Town Hall:
Ageism and Ableism in the Time of COVID

On Thursday, August 6th from 7pm – 8 pm, join Senator Krueger, internationally recognized ageism expert Ashton Applewhite, and disability rights advocate Peter Slatin, President and Founder of the Slatin Group, for a conversation about the connection between ageism and ableism (discrimination in favor of able-bodied people), in the time of COVID-19. Is our fear of contagion, catching something from older people or people with disabilities, making them feel even more isolated and vulnerable? What can be done to change the framework and to increase social access for these marginalized groups?

You will have the option to view the event online through Facebook or to listen by calling in. Please note that you do not need a Facebook account or profile to view the event. Due to there being a limited number of participants who can call in, we ask that you please view the event through Facebook if you have internet access.

To view the event, go to If you do not see the video when you land on Senator Krueger's Facebook page, please hit "refresh" in your browser to reload the page and see the video. Please note that the video will not appear until just before 7:00 p.m. If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or other electronic device, you can listen in by telephone. Once you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with the call-in information.

The event will feature a question and answer session with Ashton Applewhite and Peter Slatin. If you have questions about what ageism and ableism are, how they are connected, if the fear of COVID is increasing feelings of isolation among older adults and people with disabilities , and how we can change the framework as we build the new normal to fully integrate older people and those with disabilities into the community, register below. Attendees will be able to submit questions through Facebook during the event but are strongly encouraged to submit them in advance.
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