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It is with great pain that we are cancelling
this year’s National Gathering.
The Steering Committee has heard from many that they will not be coming because of the growing threat of a new COVID-19 virus. There is also the responsibility for the health of all of you. If even one attendee contracted COVID-19 at our Gathering, and particularly if anyone became seriously ill or died, we would be so deeply damaged in every way, as individuals and as an organization.
The Steering Committee will be working on building our strength and planning on a future fabulous Gathering. We love you all and hope you understand how difficult this choice is.
Spring 2022 Matching Fund Campaign
It is time for our spring fundraiser for the operation of OLOC business.
Again it will be a matching donation as our Major Donors are able to contribute to this effort.
OLOC has been very busy. Steering Committee attrition has reduced our numbers and has affected all of our work. We are glad that there have been Lesbians who have joined our committee structure to get the work done. If you have a desire to donate in this way, please email email@example.com or any Steering Committee member.
The Zoom crew has connected us all during this very difficult time of the COVID virus. Information programs, support groups, and open houses have all lessened our feelings of isolation. We never want any Lesbian Elder and/or Old Lesbian to feel isolated. We are here for you. Please let us know how we can do better.
OLOC would like to raise $15,000 with this request. Your donations will be matched up to that amount. As many of you know, Lesbians are not a favored group at this time. Too often we are not included among those seen and valued.
We are very grateful for the support you all give us.
OLOC is proud to announce that Elana Dykewomon, 1949, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Martin-Lyon Old Lesbian Pride Award!
OLOC Mission StatementTo 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
We are a national network of Old Lesbians in our 55th year or older, and our supporters, 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 keep OLOC thriving and running as smoothly as possible.
OLOC works to form and support local groups that 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.
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 movement
- the Say Her Name! movement
- the civil rights of all indigenous people
- efforts to achieve net zero CO2 emissions
- efforts to reduce climate crisis impacts that fall disproportionately on the poor and vulnerable
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change: An International Community of Lesbian Elders stands with #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName and all involved in the work for racial, economic, and social justice, including protesters all over the world calling for accountability in every country.