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Special Event: Age March 2021
March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Special Event: Age March 2021, Saturday, March 27th, 1-2 p.m.
IOA is a Star Supporter/Endorser for this event: https://www.agemarch.org/founders-forum
Age March will stream on Facebook Live and Instagram Live
Learn More at https://www.agemarch.org
“Be Age Magnificent! Everything is possible at ANY age. Age is a gift and we all age differently. It is not a one size fits all. I am 84 and just beginning,” says author Barbara Rose Brooker, a past, popular AgeOn speaker for IOA. Barbara’s idea for Age March began in 2009, with a dream. “I dreamed that no human being, whether twenty or ninety or sixteen—no matter what race, gender, sexuality—would be defined by their age. The age march would celebrate Age Pride for ALL ages, and promote a PRO-AGE generation where all ages blend, work together, and can respect each other, learn from one another, and be together.” In 2010, Barbara produced her first Age March, in her native San Francisco. It was a grassroots endeavor, with over four hundred men and women of all ages, marching to music and chants, as they carried signs and slogans. She remembers, “I produced four more marches, one in LA, up to the last one in 2018, in SF. I had a small committee and we worked tirelessly trying to get the message out there. It was hard.” After the pandemic, Barbara decided to have a global virtual Age March and, once again, made her dream happen. “As a result, we have a team of Hollywood producers producing the first AgeMarch/Age Magnificent event on March 27th, 2021.” For several years, IOA has been proud to endorse Age March, and we are excited to see it go virtual and worldwide.
Barbara Rose Brooker, MFA Creative Writing, is an anti-ageism activist, a native San Franciscan, author of 13 books, and founder of the first Age March in history. She has published fiction with Morrow, Simon & Schuster, and other presses. She has appeared often on The Today Show, The Talk, ET, Andy Cohen, and Watch What Happens Live. Also a columnist, she has published Boomer in the City for the JWeekly and the Huffington Post. Her novel, Love, Sometimes was released by Simon & Schuster in 2020, and the book is currently in miniseries production. She has taught writing to adults over 50, at both Shanti and San Francisco State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Brooker is at work on yet another book about aging, love and staying on the path of your dreams at any age.
Julie Stern, Executive Producer Forbes Magazine recently named Julie Stern “A Profile of Leadership, Humanity, Humility and Hard Work.” Julie is a highly-regarded and sought-after television executive. Her impressive resume includes serving as Senior Vice President, Production for OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network as well as Vice President, Production for Lifetime Entertainment where she oversaw all unscripted programming, development and finance—including oversight of the Emmy Award winning hit series, Project Runway. Stern’s reputation is a result of her passion and hard work, including esteemed roles at NBCUniversal, ABC, CBS, FOX, and most global network and cable entertainment companies.