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The Greater Manchester Older People's Network online 'This Is What an Activist Looks Like' training sessions have been fantastic so far and there is still time to book on to the in-person sessions.

 

If you would like to get to know other like-minded individuals who want to learn new skills, and meet others who are positive about making change happen and inspiring others then this is the programme for you.

 

Places are limited but open to anyone aged 50+ from Greater Manchester.

 

You can now join the Greater Manchester Older People's network 'This is What an Activist Looks Like' training programme.

 

  • Do you like making a difference?
  • Do you like working with others to make things better for your communities? 
  • Would you like to get involved in something different over the next few months or learn new skills?
  • Do you want to take your activism to the next level?

 

Are you passionate about inclusion, social justice and equality?

 

Macc are looking for someone to work alongside Greater Manchester Older People’s Network on an exciting new project to set up an Equalities Panel of older people for Greater Manchester. Funded by and working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the panel will help tackle the structural and organisational prejudice and discrimination that causes inequality and injustice in our society.

 

Activists of all ages across Greater Manchester are uniting in the fight against climate change - breaking the myth that older generations don’t care.

 

A new campaign ‘This Is What An Activist Looks Like’ launched on International Day of Older Persons (Friday 1st October) to show how generational conflict is false and in fact those aged three to 83 can, and are, working together on the climate crisis and environmental issues.

 

The Greater Manchester Older People's Network would like to invite you to take part in a radio broadcast with Sonder Radio. This will be an online discussion programme exploring what science and technology might mean for people as they get older. It will be an opportunity to hear about your hopes and fears and to engage in debate.

 

On 6 May, 10.15am-12.30pm, the Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN) will be hosting an online event in partnership with Manchester University’s Healthy Ageing Research Group.

 

 This event is open to anyone aged 50 or over living or working in Greater Manchester or those who have strong links to older people who may wish to be involved.

 

Over the past year GMOPN have been working with the University to help develop innovative research projects that directly impact the lives of older people in Greater Manchester and beyond.

 

Spread some positivity and help us change perceptions of ageing.

The winners of a photography competition by the GM Older People's Network, an Ambition for Ageing partner, aimed at challenging negative stereotypes of older people will have their work shown to thousands of people from this week.

 

Six striking images that celebrate the diversity of older people’s lives and their contributions to society will be shown on digital billboards in each of Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs from Monday (18th January 2021).

 

A new photography competition will challenge the negative and stereotyped ways older people are represented.

Changing the way people over 50 are represented in the media. 

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