Est. 2018

Old School

Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse

Resource: Ryan Backer

Resource Type:


About this resource:

Ryan Backer is an age activist striving to undo ageism within an intersectional framework. They have been on this social justice path since 2013 and are a co-creator of Old School. They've facilitated workshops on undoing ageism and queering age in NYC, Philadelphia, Louisville, Germany, Ireland, and Canada. You can learn more about their anti-ageism workshop 'Age Queer' in their zine linked below, as well as their collaborative workshop called "Let's Dismantle Ageism!". Ryan aims to eradicate ageism, along with white supremacy, gender bias, ableism, body shaming, homophobia, classism and all other forms of oppression. They've worked as an in-home care partner, as well as interned at the Edie Windsor SAGE Center, the NYC Elder Abuse Center, and Brooklyn Pride Center's ElderPRIDE. When they are not presenting workshops or working on Old School they are organizing intergenerational events and groups, creating zines, and writing articles for ChangingAging. Ryan identifies as a white, non-binary, European-American ‘old person in training’ with an undergraduate degree in Gerontology. Photo Credit: Charity Cardiasmenos

Don’t miss:

Contact information:

Email address:

Phone: 347-633-1197


Location: Montreal, QC

Share this resource:

What do you think about this resource?

Subscribe to Old School!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram