49 min

Modern Elders and Old Souls The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast

    • News Commentary

At this week's podcast, Kenisha and Madeline celebrated Thanksgiving by speaking with Eunice Lin Nichols, CEO of Co-Generate and one of Co-Generate’s newest Innovation Fellows, Natilee McGruder, co-chair of Alabama Leads.  CoGenerate is working to bridge generational divides to co-create the future–a mission near and dear to our hearts.  We talked about the power of intergenerational conversations and relationships–and also the tensions, judgments, and misperceptions that can arise. All of this can come to a head at Thanksgiving, especially for those of us who many not have engaged with extended family over for a few years due to the pandemic and may now be feeling a bit tentative about having conversations across generational lines. We shared stories about formative cross-generational experiences in our own lives and talked about opportunities for bonding, Modern Elders and Old Souls, the challenges of growing up in a pandemic and the generational implications, and the power of digging into shared problems (you know, like climate change…) together. We also talked about the importance of youth entering spaces with a sense of “I’ve arrived and have something to offer” ALONGSIDE respect; young people speaking their truth does and should arouse elders since the most powerful movements have ALWAYS had youth at the forefront. We emerged with heightened respect for just how powerful co-generating can be. Thank you for listening!


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At this week's podcast, Kenisha and Madeline celebrated Thanksgiving by speaking with Eunice Lin Nichols, CEO of Co-Generate and one of Co-Generate’s newest Innovation Fellows, Natilee McGruder, co-chair of Alabama Leads.  CoGenerate is working to bridge generational divides to co-create the future–a mission near and dear to our hearts.  We talked about the power of intergenerational conversations and relationships–and also the tensions, judgments, and misperceptions that can arise. All of this can come to a head at Thanksgiving, especially for those of us who many not have engaged with extended family over for a few years due to the pandemic and may now be feeling a bit tentative about having conversations across generational lines. We shared stories about formative cross-generational experiences in our own lives and talked about opportunities for bonding, Modern Elders and Old Souls, the challenges of growing up in a pandemic and the generational implications, and the power of digging into shared problems (you know, like climate change…) together. We also talked about the importance of youth entering spaces with a sense of “I’ve arrived and have something to offer” ALONGSIDE respect; young people speaking their truth does and should arouse elders since the most powerful movements have ALWAYS had youth at the forefront. We emerged with heightened respect for just how powerful co-generating can be. Thank you for listening!


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nextgenpolitics/message

49 min