15 Innovators Solving Problems and Bridging Generational Divides

15 Innovators Solving Problems and Bridging Generational Divides

Our newest Innovation Fellows are fighting for racial and environmental justice, empowering immigrant communities, healing trauma, registering young people to vote, reducing ageism and loneliness, and more.  And they’re all using cogeneration — bringing older and...

Beyond Passing the Torch

Beyond Passing the Torch

I’m pleased to share a new report, Beyond Passing the Torch: Recommendations on Leveraging Age Diversity to Build a Stronger Democracy Now — a landscape analysis of 25 civic organizations. Its goal: to document and learn from their cross-generational activities and...

Co-generate! Livestream Unlocks Potential of Intergenerational Collaboration

By | Jul 14, 2021

On June 23, more than 4,000 people tuned in to watch the Co-generate! Livestream, a 2-hour virtual event for younger and older changemakers eager to bust out of our respective age silos and work together for a better future.

You can watch it below, and click “SHOW MORE” under the video to find time stamps and shortcuts to inspiring cameos, incredible musical performances and thought-provoking fireside conversations between:

  • Sian-Pierre Regis (Director, Duty Free) & Chip Conley (Modern Elder Academy)
  • Krista Tippett (On Being Studios) & Rev. Jen Bailey (Faith Matters Network)
  • Andrew Ahn (Director, Driveways) & Lucas Jaye (Actor, Driveways)
  • Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink) & Eric Liu (Citizen University)

The opening collaboration between two jazz greats from different generations — Justin Kauflin and John Clayton — is sure to get your head bopping. And stunning performances by Mumu Fresh and MILCK will stay with you.

It’s time to tell a new story about the power of younger and older changemakers to bridge divides and solve critical problems, like racial inequality, climate change, and social isolation, just to name a few. We hope these segments are a step in the right direction!

If you’re hungry for more ideas, examples and inspiration, check out these 15 short videos created by our first group of Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows.