This week is Intergenerational Week, April 24-30.
The campaign looks to inspire individuals, groups and organisations to fully embrace intergenerational practice, connecting people of different generations in intentional, mutually beneficial activities.
It is an opportunity to celebrate ideas, moments, and opportunities local to us where different age groups come together, and intergenerational friendships can be formed.
It provides an opportunity to share and discuss, on a global platform, creative and effective new ways of connecting generations.
Two of our projects, Talking About My Generation, the UK’s first older people led newsroom, and Media Cubs which aims to instill broadcasting confidence into the younger generation, focus on giving a voice to both older and younger people.
At Yellow Jigsaw, we always want to give a voice to those who may be underrepresented in mainstream media and society.
Last year, we had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our wonderful older, and mini, reporters. Alongside Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN), we created the This Is What An Activist Looks Like video, which features our mini reporters Sam and Cece and our Talking About My Generation reporter’s Dorretta Maynard and Tony Openshaw.
The video shows how people can be given the opportunity, from all walks of life, to be inspired to make a change in their communities.Younger or older, we can all make a difference!
Watch the video below.