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Author and Ageism Expert to Lecture at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will be presenting a lecture by Ashton Applewhite on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at the Eddy Theater, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Ashton, considered an ageism expert, has devoted herself to understanding the causes and cures of ageism – the socially accepted discrimination in our society, the “ism” no one talks about. With wit, insight and knowledge, she debunks the myths and stereotypes of declining cognition, health, and beauty in the over 40 population. Come be inspired and entertained. Lena Dunham loves her and so will you.

About Ashton Applewhite
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. In 2016, she joined PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. Read more about Ashton Applewhite at: