OLOC Mission Statement
To eliminate the oppression of ageism and to stand in solidarity against all oppressions.
OLOC Vision Statement
OLOC will be a cooperative community of Old Lesbian feminist activists from many backgrounds working for justice and the well-being of all Old Lesbians.
OLOC in Action
WHO WE ARE
We are a national network of Old Lesbians in our 60th year or older working to confront ageism in our communities and our country. We use education and public discourse as our primary tools.
Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works to form and support local groups who will work in their own communities.
We hold biennial National Gatherings allowing us to come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand.
We believe that we have a great deal of wisdom, experience and strength to share with our communities as well as among ourselves.
Everyone will have her older life made better by the work we do.
We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Lesbian voice as well as increasing Lesbian visibility in a world that stifles it and threatens to erase it.
OLOC works for change by supporting:
- comprehensive immigration reform
- elimination of violence against women
- enactment of universal single-payer healthcare for all
- an end to corporate “personhood”
- an end to any curtailment of voting rights
- the #Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName movements
Honoring Jan Griesinger for Her Amazing Work
OLOC proudly invites you to a reception honoring long-time Steering Committee member Jan Griesinger, 1942, for her 55 years of activism in the peace and justice movement.
Jan has worked tirelessly to interrupt and stop racism, sexism, Eurocentrism, ageism, and ableism. She stands for peace and justice every Monday in front of the courthouse in Athens, Ohio. During the 1960s, she was active against the Vietnam war.
As just a small part of her accomplishments, she co-founded:
- Dayton Women’s Liberation, 1969
- Dayton Women’s Health Center, 1973
- Dayton Women’s Center, 1975
- My Sister’s Place, Athens, 1978
- Ohio University Women’s Studies Program, 1979
- Susan B. Anthony Women’s Land Trust, 1979
- Central American Solidarity Committee, 1984
- Athens AIDS Task Force, 1986
- Alliance to Protect Human Rights and Equality, 1989
- Middle East Peace Coalition, 1990
- Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Employees of Ohio University, 1992
- Calliope Feminist Choir, 1993
- Bridging the Diversity Gap, 1999
- Immigrant Rights Committee, 2008
She also has served the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network as Treasurer since 2007 and organized A Faith for Future: A Feminist Perspective conferences in Athens from 1984-87.
This event will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Ohio University Inn, 331 Richland Avenue, Athens, Ohio, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are on a sliding scale of $40-$100 and should be purchased by October 5 at 6:00 P.M. at Eventbrite or by sending a check to: OLOC, P. O. Box 834, Woodstock, NY 12498
If you are unable to attend, donations in Jan’s honor are welcome and appreciated. Donations can be made at Eventbrite, by check to OLOC, P. O. Box 834, Woodstock, NY 12498, or by calling Ruth at 760-318-6794.
We hope to see you there to honor this amazing woman!