Aging in Place: Black Perspectives
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Aging in place refers to the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level, and this session centers the perspectives of senior people of African descent in their own words. In a roundtable session, individuals from several areas including Black history, arts, educational, and activist organizations will share stories of how they’ve made a place called home in New England and how they've navigated living in the region including the hopes, challenges and dreams they have for themselves and future generations. Their stories help interweave longer histories of regional, labor, and seasonal migration, the work of maintaining family connections and political presence as citizens, and what it takes to define themselves and the “Black community.”
Panelists include: Bobbie D. Bagley, Kelvin Edwards, Dottie R. Morris and Deo Mwano
Event is part of The Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series "Aging in America: Justice for All?"