Aging in the US: the next civil rights movement?

 

Welcome

 

 Professor Nancy J. Knauer

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On October 22, 2011, Temple Law School will host Aging in the US: The Next Civil Rights Movement?  

Is it possible, as Professor Nina Kohn suggests, that we all run the risk of “outliving” our civil rights? 

Over the next thirty years, the senior population of the United States will increase dramatically. The number of individuals aged 65 and older will double, and the number of individuals aged 85 and older will nearly triple. By 2040, one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older.

In this Symposium, we explore elder law and aging policy from a civil rights perspective and begin the important task of rethinking equality across the lifespan.  Over twenty leading scholars and advocates will engage cutting edge public policy issues regarding health care, guardianships, caregiving, institutionalized elders, and the special needs of minority populations. The goal of the Symposium is to move the national conversation surrounding aging beyond the traditional elder law topics of estate planning, benefit eligibility, and health care financing and ask whether elder rights should be the next civil rights movement. 

Information regarding the conference and registration is available at www.law.temple.edu/aging.

 -Professor Nancy J. Knauer, Conference Organizer