Come of Age – Stephen Jenkinson – A Daylong Teaching, Wellington

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Date(s) - 03/05/2019 - 04/05/2019
All Day

Thistle Hall Community Venue


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Teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer. A rare opportunity to spend a day with Stephen Jenkinson.

About this Event

Daylong teaching $135.00 Saturday 4 May

Combo ticket $155.00 Friday 3 May & Saturday 4 May

Evening talk Friday 3 May $35.00

Thistle Hall Community Venue
293 Cuba Street
Te Aro

In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight, Stephen Jenkinson explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: how we are awash in the aged and yet somehow lacking in wisdom; how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age. Our own unreconciled relationship with what it means to be an elder has yielded a culture nearly bereft of them. Meanwhile, the planet boils, and the younger generation boils with anger over being left an environment and sociopolitical landscape deeply scarred and broken.

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