A Panel Discussion via Zoom: Down the Lesbian Music Memory Lane
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Focus of Discussion:
A distinguished panel of women’s music legends discusses how they got started in women’s music and what they are doing today, and their experiences with touring, festivals, activism, lesbian issues, and more.
Alix Dobkin: Singer/Songwriter, Writer
Gaye Adegbalola: West African Travelling Poet, Storyteller, Musician
Jamie Anderson: Musician, Teacher, Author
June Millington: Founder, IMA and Rock Musician
Margie Adam: Singer, Songwriter, Pianist
María Cora: Bilingual Lead Vocalist for Azúcar Con Aché, Choral Director
Melanie DeMore: Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Conductor, Vocal Activist
Moderator: Retts Scauzillo: Stage Manager, Producer
A Panel Discussion via Zoom: Our Essential Third Place (with Home and Work) ~~ The Feminist/Lesbian Bookstore
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Focus of discussion: How feminist/Lesbian bookstores supported and advanced Lesbian cultures and communities. From this herstorical journey, we recall and learn from the best of our past activisms and create energies for our futures as Old Lesbians.
Carol Seajay: Old Wives Tales, ICI-A Woman’s Place, & Feminist Bookstore News, San Francisco
Deb Morris: Lammas Bookstore, Washington, DC.
Faye Williams: Founder, Sisterspace & Books, Washington
DC Linda Tillery (Invited): ICI-A Woman’s Place, San Francisco
Pokey Anderson: Inklings Bookstore, Houston, TX
Moderator: Mev Miller: Amazon Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN & other ventures
OLOC’s Second National Video Meeting a Zooming Success!
On June 27, OLOC held its second National Zoom meeting, with approximately 60 Old Lesbians in attendance. The topic was: What kind of activism work can you do while staying home or safe from COVID-19? All who were there are activists who lament that we can’t march now for Black Lives Matter because of our age and COVID-19. In this Zoom event, the facilitators randomly separated participants into various chat rooms. Each room was asked to have a notetaker to list the activities of its members. The compilation of those notes is here and we hope you will check it out! Many thanks to Mev Miller, 1955, for putting it together, and to the tech team (Mev, Deirdre Knowles, 1947, Ruth Debra, 1944, JR, 1943, and Retts Scauzillo, 1953) for leading another successful meeting!
It’s not hard to find people who need help. Just about all of us can do something to take action now to fight racism and ease the pain of the pandemic for others, two of the most pressing issues of the present time. Everyone can make a difference and have an impact, no matter how small you think your actions are!
Ruth says: “Thank you to all you OLOC Zoomers. Thank you for doing the survey and coming up with such great ideas for future meetings. We will Zoom again in August; date to be announced, so watch your email. So good to see so many Old Lesbian faces!”
OLOC Rhode Island Zooms!
The Rhode Island chapter is meeting biweekly via Zoom. “It’s been a relief, blessing, and touchstone support for all of us. We enjoy it a lot and are grateful to have this way to stay in touch!” — Mev