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Stephen Jenkinson - Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble

Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


INCLUDED WITH THIS TICKET, you will receive Stephen Jenkinson's new book Come of Age (BOOK VALUE $26)! Seating is limited. Early registration recommended.

“Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life in our corner of the world they’ve mysteriously gone missing. Young people are, often involuntarily, looking for them, and they can’t find them. How about this: old people are looking for them too. ...Stephen is making the case for elderhood, not for easy agedness mostly by wondering what happened. Because something happened. Something happened to ancestors and elders and honour.
 There’s work to be done, and there’s an old wisdom to be learned where there used to be the wisdom of old.”

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is a spiritual activist, author, ceremonialist and farmer. Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is the author of several books including the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul. Stephen is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary, Griefwalker. This event will be the Banyen launch of his new book Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble.