We had a lively, inspiring conversation about how to “invite, involve, and inspire” (Dr. Kitty Oliver’s words) to connect across generations.
- 10 Organizations Connecting Generations During the Pandemic;
- 5 Examples of Gen Z Innovators Tackling Social Isolation; and
- Finding Purpose and Connection in a Pandemic.
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We are very appreciative of the contributions of our co-hosts, moderator, and panelists:
Jim McGinley is a connector with a focus on education equity. He is active with a number of nonprofit organizations including Ashoka, the Encore Network, and Social Venture Partners. Emily Merritt is Corporate Relations Manager at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and was previously Director of Intergenerational Initiatives.
Gaby Li is a student at Stanford University, and founder of Virtual Companions, a national nonprofit working to reduce loneliness by bringing generations together through conversation, service, and the arts.
Dr. Kitty Oliver is an author, oral historian, and media producer with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication; she founded the Race and Change Oral Histories and is also a 2020-21 Encore Public Voices Fellow.
Shanna Pittman-Frank is Director of Community Engagement at SAGE: Senior Advocates for Generational Equity, with over twenty years of expertise in the fields of age-friendly communities, coalition-building, and healthy aging.