March 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Nicki's Central West End Guide

Book Discussion with Ashton Applewhite, “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism”

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Check-in opens at 6:15 p.m. and the program will start at 7:00 p.m.)

Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Washington University Medical School Campus

520 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis MO 63110

Free, registration required


Parking Info


Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely around the world, has written for Harper’s and Playboy, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year.


Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of elders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action.


Registration is required, but is free. You have the option to purchase the book at time of registration or at event. Book purchase from The Novel Neighbor required to enter signing line.

Register for Event



STL Village Sunday Forum

Bridging the Delmar Housing Divide:

Partnering with Fountain Park-Lewis Place neighbors to sustain their homes 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

3:00 p.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place

St. Louis, MO 63108


Representatives from community housing organizations will share their experiences and perspectives on ways to address disparities/inequalities in housing for residents in St. Louis neighborhoods within the STL Village footprint north of Delmar Boulevard. We will explore solutions and invite the public to get involved in this movement. Participating organizations include Brown-Kortkamp Realty, the Fountain Park/Lewis Place Housing Steering Committee, Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, Rebuilding Together, and Urban Born. Moderated by Malaika Horne, Ph.D., Director of Executive Leadership Consortium, UMSL.


This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested but not required. Register by calling the STL Village office at (314) 240-5020 or by email at