In 2014, 750 stakeholders and subject matter experts from around the country created The Elder Justice Roadmap, a national strategic resource that identifies the elder justice field’s most urgent needs in addressing the social issue of elder abuse. Shortly after the Roadmap’s publication, an Elder Justice Roadmap Steering Committee was created to develop and manage strategic partnerships, promote awareness and action, and encourage new programs that respond to the Roadmap’s priorities.
This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the Committee is promoting the Roadmap’s priority of Education in The Road to Elder Justice – WEAAD Virtual Art Gallery. This virtual art gallery invites people to create and submit art that provides an artistic representation of the aging process with one or all of the following themes: equality and justice, respect, empowerment, connections, engagement, community, and happiness. This gallery not only celebrates the Roadmap’s progress, but it also promotes public awareness of how building supportive communities as we age and combatting ageism (cultural biases against aging) can be a tool in preventing and addressing elder abuse. Participants will receive a certificate of appreciation.
Who May Enter: Creative adults 18+ living in the United States
How to Enter: Submit art pieces to EAroadmap@gmail.com or mail them to Aly Neumann on behalf of EJRP SC at 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Unit 22 Building A-7 Fourth Floor Room 7420 Alhambra, CA 91803. The art submitted must have been created since the Elder Justice Roadmap’s inception in 2014. One entry per applicant. Art pieces may include graphic designs, short videos (under 3 minutes), photography, poems and drawings.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018
This project is sponsored by the Elder Justice Roadmap Steering Committee. The Steering Committee organizations involved in the The Road to Elder Justice – WEAAD Virtual Art Gallery project include:
The Elder Justice Roadmap’s 121 action recommendations include something for everyone interested in combatting elder abuse. Please review the report and find one (or more) in education, direct services, policy, or research to which you or your organization or community can commit. “Everyone can make a difference.” Let us know what difference you made. Contact us at EAroadmap@gmail.com