Please do not share information about upcoming OLOC Zoom events on social media. This includes mixed group email forums or listserv groups to which you belong. Thanks for helping to maintain our Zoom events as safer Lesbian-only space.
If you have questions about your list, please contact info@oloc.org
OR zoom@OLOC-Chapters.groups.io.

OLOC is working toward being a bilingual organization. We will let you know with each step we take. Right now we are focusing on publications and on fundraising for the project. Zoom promises that soon it will have electronic interpretation. When it does, we will let you know.

Zoom Schedule

Registration is required for all events. Registration links for OLOC Zooms are typically available three weeks before the event. Watch for the Zoom advertising emails! All events are closed captioned. ASL may be provided. Details are subject to change.

We need volunteers to assist with getting our Zoom information together so we can put it on the website. Contact mev@oloc.org.

NOTE: ALL dates and start times are tentative and listed in ET; please use this Time Zone Converter for your area.

Closed Captioning is AVAILABLE  for ALL Zoom events.

Panels and Presentations
These programs are open to all Lesbians except where noted.
Janie Whited (1956–2019), Corky Culver Collection

Janie Whited (1956–2019), Corky Culver Collection

Old Lesbians’ Home Movies
Thursday, January 26, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 pm ET
5 pm AT | 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT
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With the help of many Old Lesbians, Lesbian Home Movie Project (LHMP) has collected, preserved, and documented Lesbian home movies and amateur films & tapes for almost 15 years. Now the largest archive of its kind, LHMP holds many films and tapes contributed by OLOC members including Corky Culver, Emily Greene, Merril Mushroom, Susan Wiseheart, and Terry Grant.
In this zoom, LHMP shares clips — Lesbian variety shows!  dances! cronings! weddings! gay games! raising walls! planting! pride marching! — while several of the wonderful women who shot & preserved the footage talk about the clips and what still needs finding.
Facilitated by Sharon Thompson (1942) and Rose Norman (1949).

End White Dominance — Overview and How to Take Action
Friday, January 27, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (ET)
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What is OLOC End White Dominance? Is education enough; are we changing our personal lives; are we using what we have learned individually and/or out in our communities.
We want to hear from the lesbians who have attended the End White Dominance sessions and to introduce and invite possible new attendees to the sessions. If you are unable to attend and would like to let us know your thoughts on OLOC’s End White Dominance Series, please contact Patty O’Donnell at pattytothepines@gmail.com.

Honoring and Celebrating Black Lesbian Elders

End White Dominance — Honoring and Celebrating Black Lesbian Elders
Friday, February 24, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (ET)
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For this End White Dominance session, we ask those who attend to tell their own stories about being a Black Lesbian Elder, and any of the other attendees to choose and share a Black Lesbian Elder that you would like to honor and celebrate, either living or who have passed.

Open Houses
Open to Old Lesbians only (participants can come and go at any time) unless otherwise noted.
Open houses are 90 minutes.

What Were You Like as a Kid?
Monday, January 9, 2023 – 4:00 pm ET
5 pm AT | 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT
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What were you like as a kid? Did you like dolls? Were you a tomboy? Did you play sports? When did you realize you liked girls? Did you also like boys? Did you ever tell anybody about your feelings, whether the girl herself or an adult? Did anything change when you moved from childhood to adolescence? Was there anything special, e.g., a book, favorite teacher, childhood friends, that impacted your childhood?
Facilitated by Christine Pattee (1941) & Deirdre Knowles (1947)

Lesbian Friendships
Monday, February 13, 2023 – 4:00 pm ET
5 pm AT | 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT
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Are we more than friends but less than lovers? How do we describe Lesbian friendships? What do we want or expect in our friendships with Lesbians, especially as we age? Let’s discuss.

Building a Support Network as We Age:
A Community Brainstorming Conversation
Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 4:00–5:30 pm ET
5 pm AT | 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT
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As we age, it can be a shock to find we have trouble with day-to-day things we’ve always done for ourselves. And like it or not, many peers we trust are aging as well. Let’s face it – we may need supportive individuals to help us. It can be a dilemma! What will help us remain comfortably in our homes – whether we live alone or with others?
In this Zoom, we will brainstorm and share what’s working for us. Does someone regularly check in on you? Do you have a checklist for emergencies? Who and what are IN your plan?
What services are available in your community to assist with aging in place? How do you gain
access to them? How do we best use them to address the gaps in our personal support
network?
As we age, these questions become more urgent. How do we address our own reluctance to face these realities? What are some ways to initiate these very difficult conversations with those near and dear to us?
Facilitated by Deirdre Knowles (1947), Kathe Rauch (1951), and Mev Miller (1955).

Support and Discussion Groups
These groups are for affiliates (formerly called members) of National OLOC.

Lesbians of color from OLOC 2017Lesbians of Color Discussion Group
The group meets by Zoom every third Wednesday of the month at 2:30 P.M. PT/5:30 P.M. ET. If you are an Old/Elder Lesbian of Color and would like to participate in the discussions, please contact Alí Marrero Calderón at ali@oloc.org.

ASL Chat
Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 7:00 ET.
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Send your email address to lrwinterberger@gmail.com
or call 919-754-7006 to get the invitation to join.

Caregivers Support Group
This group is open to OLOC affiliates who are currently caregiving.
Caregivers Support GroupMeets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 P.M. ET.
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Co-Facilitators: Barb Ester, 1947, and Ruth Debra, 1944.
This Zoom group offers opportunities to share experiences and ideas, difficulties and joys, so we can be the best at what we are doing. We understand that due to the nature of caregiving, there may be times you cannot make it or have to leave early. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Contact olocccZoom@gmail.com for information.

Widows support group

Widows Support Group
We currently have two groups, both full. If you would like to initiate and facilitate an additional group or be placed on a waiting list, please contact olocccZoom@gmail.com.  

 

Radical Lesbian FeministsRadical Lesbian Feminists Discussion Group
This group is currently full. A second group may be forming but we are still identifying co-facilitators and a techie. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact olocccZoom@gmail.com.

Please note: We have limited capacity for hosting additional groups. However, if you have suggestions or ideas, please contact olocccZoom@gmail.com.

Just as in OLOC face-to-face meetings and Gatherings, OLOC requests participants in our ZOOM and online events to use language respectful and considerate of others in all conversations.

If you have any questions, please contact oloccczoom@gmail.com (National Zoom events only) or Susan@oloc.org (End White Dominance programs only).

If you missed a past Zoom or would like to see one again visit
Past Zooms 2022Past Zooms 2021 | Past Zooms 2020.