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Gray Panthers featured on Sidedoor podcast "Wrinkled Radicals" from the Smithsonian Institution

When Maggie Kuhn was forced to retire from the job she loved at age 65, her colleagues gave her a sewing machine as a parting gift. Outraged, she shut the sewing machine in a closet and, instead, stitched together the first-ever movement against ageism in the U.S. The Gray Panthers would galvanize gray haired citizenry and youth alike to challenge the way Americans think about aging.


Katherine Ott, curator and historian in the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Emily Krichbaum, founding director for the Center for Girls' and Young Women's Leadership at Columbus School for Girls and scholar of women’s history

Paul Nathanson, founder and former executive director of Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center), a national advocacy group for the elderly poor

Jack Kupferman, president of Gray Panthers NYC

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Michael Richards
Michael Richards
Dec 30, 2023

How do i establish a pilot GPP program in Central Oregon 'eft leaning' Deschutes county/Bend/Sisters region.

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