Del Martin Award - 2014
OLOC will award the 3rd Del Martin Old Lesbian Pride Award of $1,000.00 plus travel, registration and lodging expenses for the winner of the 2014 award.
Send Nominations for the Del Martin Old Lesbian Pride Award to OLOC by March 15, 2014.
Any OLOC member can make a nomination.
Your nominee must be an Old Lesbian 70 years of age or older.
You should describe her outstanding accomplishments and/
You should also show how she has benefited the lives of Lesbians.
The award will be presented at the OLOC National Gathering in Oakland, July 2014.
Send your nominations with full contact information for yourself and your nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the OLOC PO Box.
Information of the past awards can seen here.
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OLOC National Steering Committee Statement Against Racism and Classism
For over a year, as a result of a meeting at the 2010 National Gathering, OLOC's Steering Committee worked on a statement against racism and classism. It was adopted in November of 2011. It may be revised in the future, but right now this is what tells the story, gives some goals and includes OLOC's vision.
OLOC will be a cooperative community of Old Lesbian activists from many backgrounds. OLOC's priorities will be to challenge and oppose ageism, racism, classism, sexism and ableism. OLOC will collaborate with other organizations doing the work of social justice. OLOC will use its power and resources to advance the just world we all envision. OLOC will seek leadership from Old Lesbians of Color and Old Lesbians of a variety of class backgrounds in these efforts to address multiple oppressions, including as advisors to and members of the Steering Committee.
Like Lesbian Poetry?
Sales of this one benefit OLOC. Lesbian Jottings: 1970-2010 by Sharon Deevey (1944) is a collection of 46 poems compiled for a senior center project in Columbus, Ohio, as a fundraiser for OLOC. Print copies are available (in a limited edition of 40) for a $10 donation to OLOC plus $3.00 postage. Lesbian Jottings is also available online at Julie Enszer's site, www.lesbianpoetryarchive.org/node/243.
For more information, or to order a print copy, contact Sharon at email@example.com.