FAN: An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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At a time when young adulthood—and milestones associated with being in your twenties—have been altered profoundly, now is the time to take a closer look at how many of our most formative moments aren’t just chasing GPAs or dream jobs, measuring self-worth by accomplishment, or living a #bestlife defined on narrow, unattainable terms: Some of the most formative moments in young adulthood are ordinary ones.

In conversation with young adults of different ages, locations, and backgrounds, and experts who study this age, in An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional, millennial journalist Rainesford Stauffer takes a close look at the pressures young people face, and how they manifest. The pressures of young adulthood—how not having your life figured out by 25 doesn’t mean you’ve failed; how external markers of success become placeholders for self- worth—are ripe for renegotiation. Amid mounting student debt, a job market in disarray, and a society that makes perfectionism seem like the best shot at stability, coming-of-age during an intersection of crises isn’t simple.

Stauffer will be in conversation with Luisa Struck, a senior at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of An Ordinary Age from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Stauffer and Struck that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/rainesford-stauffer-ordinary-age-finding-your-way-world-expects-exceptional-fan-program


November 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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