Bay Area OLOC

Bay Area OLOC provides Old Lesbians with the opportunity to meet like-minded women in our common goal to challenge ageism, to share mutual interests, and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together.

Since March 2020, Bay Area OLOC has not held any in-person activities. What we have done is focus on racial inequality. We held two consecutive facilitated workshops focusing on white privilege. We facilitated the formation of four book groups, beginning with White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. At this point, we have lost one book group but two of the current book groups are focusing on Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and the third is reading How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

We have held weekly Zoom meetings all year, open to all, and this has been a way for some of us to keep in touch with one another. We are hopeful that we will be able to hold our fall retreat this year or next spring at the latest. Of course, we know that nothing is predictable right now. We very much miss our in-person gatherings. We have an in-person picnic scheduled for July 18th. We would be masked and outdoors which should lessen any danger.

We promote the visibility and pride of Old Lesbians. We celebrate our strengths, our talents, and our diverse life experiences.

We raise our voices against injustice of all kinds: racism, ageism, and homophobia.

We are a proud and active presence in social justice activities. Many of us are life-long activists and we appreciate working with other groups on today’s issues.

We call ourselves OLD with pride because we will no longer accommodate ourselves to language that implies in any way that “old” means inferior.

Bay Area OLOC organizes six events each year in addition to one-time-only activities as energy permits.

  • RETREATS: 2 nights at a camp in the Napa woods in May and September.
  • Three all-day GATHERINGS held in various locations in the Bay Area.
  • A PICNIC held in an accessible park.

All of our events accommodate the hearing impaired and differently abled. Fees are based on each woman’s ability to pay.

We publish a newsletter six times a year preceding our scheduled events. We maintain this web page at oloc.org/bayareaoloc.