OLOC is pleased to present an exciting array of free Zoom programs and other virtual events to help get you through the pandemic. While the panels and presentations are open to larger audiences, only OLOC members are able to participate in support groups and smaller discussion groups, consciousness raising groups, and End White Dominance programs. For more information, watch your email and check out the schedule in the E-News!
If you are a member of National OLOC who wants to be on OLOC’s email discussion list, you can subscribe by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Any members of National OLOC with access to the internet can join the group. Messages posted there will show up immediately, so they get to members sooner than the newsletters and e-blasts do. You can get messages delivered to your inbox or by going into the groups.io website and logging in to retrieve them. The traffic is very light, so you will not get many messages. It is a benefit of your OLOC membership that we hope you will use and like if you are seeking emotional support, want to discuss politics, would like to talk about a book you have read, or have a conversation about any issues of interest to Old Lesbians and the oppression/isms that OLOC is committed to fighting against.
OLOC now offers a weekly ASL Zoom class for those who are interested in learning another language visually. Whether you are skilled or have never encountered American Sign Language, you are welcome. Zooms take place for an hour at 7:00 P.M. EST every Sunday. The friendly chat is now becoming a more structured format, and will use Dawn Sign Press’s Signing Naturally curriculum. Rand and Linden are there to help. Linden is a nationally certified interpreter for the Deaf, and Rand is essential to the group. They would be delighted to have you, just to watch or to participate. Send your email address to email@example.com or call 919-754-7006 to get the invitation to join.
OLOC publishes a Monthly E-News around the middle of each month. It is chock full of news about OLOC (such as Steering Committee meeting reports, involvement opportunities, and other organizational happenings), members (such as books published, awards received, and chapter goings-on), and events and activities of interest to members and supporters, including concerts, festivals, book readings, films, political developments (electoral and other), social activities, marches and demonstrations, calls for book and journal contributions, news of specific interest to Old Lesbians of Color, grant opportunities for artists and others, plays, support groups, comedy shows, study results, local and national news, and much more!
If you have something of specific interest to Old Lesbians to share with our readers, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the first week of the month (sooner if possible) for that month’s issue and clearly mark the email subject heading “OLOC E-News.” Include your name (or indicate if you want to be anonymous) and birth year. We may edit for length or clarity, and we reserve the right to decide which contributions to publish.
All members and supporters receive our publications at no extra cost beyond what you choose to donate. We have suggested donations on a sliding scale on our supporter form. If you are unable to pay anything, you may still receive one or both of our two newsletters if you want them – just fill out the form and send it in!