Come of Age – Stephen Jenkinson – Reading and Reportage, Christchurch

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Date(s) - 30/04/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Halswell Community Hall

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Teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer. A special opportunity to spend an evening with Stephen Jenkinson

Halswell Community Hall
450 Halswell Road
Halswell
Christchurch, Canterbury 8025

Evening event: $35.00 + Booking Fee

 

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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