Aging

POETRY FORMAT, 16 Sep 2019

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Among the deplorable – isms that hurt and dehumanize
Ageism is one all Humanity should learn to neutralize
By educating children/youth for the dignity of aging and by
Ensuring them of the linguistic right to
Intergenerationally dignidialoguing

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Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D., 86 years old, is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, ABA Global Education (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.


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