In this Youth Oppression workshop we learned about the theory of adultism and explored adultism in the context of youth serving organizations SHIFT NC and Partners for Youth Opportunity. We discussed the social construction of age categories, how this construction is based on power and privilege, and how adultism is intricately linked to other systems of oppression such as colonialism and racism. Finally, we looked at media to engage with how ageism and adultism show up in the world.
"Excellent facilitator and a real expert!" -Carlton Koonce, Workforce Development Director at Partners for Youth Opportunity