You’re Invited: Gero-Punk Salon

Greetings to you!  Those of you who are local or close to the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, please accept this invitation to participate in a Gero-Punk Salon!

When: Sunday, June 9, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Multnomah County Library Sellwood-Moreland Branch. 

What’s up?: I’m offering this gathering as an opportunity to discuss our take-aways from the book at the center of our first collective reading.

Women rowing north

But don’t fret: Anyone is welcome at the salon, whether or not you’ve read the book, whether or not you like the book, whether or not you are a cisgender woman.  In the spirit of the Gero-Punk Project, I invite anyone to participate who wants to dive deeply into the many ways in which gender identity shapes our travels through the life-course and our experiences of old age. (My fundamental desire is to generate more questions and a deeper understanding.) All human creatures are welcome.

Questions?: I’d be so grateful to see you and learn with you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at:

About Jenny Sasser, Ph.D.

I am a freelance educational gerontologist, writer, community activist and facilitator. I am former Chair of the Department of Human Sciences and Director of Gerontology at Marylhurst University. I joined the faculty as an adjunct member of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program in 1997 and since that time, I've been involved in designing many on-campus and web-based courses and programs for adult learners, including in Gerontology. As an undergraduate I attended Willamette University, graduating Cum Laude in Psychology and Music; my interdisciplinary graduate studies at University of Oregon and Oregon State University focused on the Human Sciences, with specialization areas in adult development and aging, women’s studies, and critical social theory and alternative research methodologies. My dissertation became part of a book published in 1996 and co-authored with Dr. Janet Lee--Blood Stories: Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary US Society. Over the past twenty (or more!) years I have been involved in inquiry in the areas of creativity in later life; older women's embodiment; sexuality and aging; critical Gerontological theory; transformational adult learning practices; and inter-generational friendships and cross-generational collaborative inquiry. I am co-author, with Dr. Harry R. Moody of Aging: Concepts and Controversies (now in its 10th edition!) and first author, also with Moody, of the recently published Gerontology: The Basics, as well as author/co-author of several book chapters, articles and essays. I am on the Portland Community College Gerontology Program faculty.
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5 Responses to You’re Invited: Gero-Punk Salon

  1. Jane says:

    Looking forward to the Salon!

  2. Barbara Stross says:

    Yes, hope and plan to be there!

  3. Pingback: Gero-Punk Salon Reminder: Come Play! | The Gero-Punk Project

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