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! Closed captioning is available in the large groups only. ASL may be provided. Details are subject to change.

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

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

Programs and Presentations
These programs are open to all Lesbians.

End White Dominance—Topic: Voter Suppression
Friday, September 24, 4:00 P.M. ET; open to all National OLOC supporters
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We want to find out what is going on in your area about the reality of instituting or attempts to institute new laws aimed at making it very hard for many Black, Brown, and young people to vote. We are counting on you to do some research and keep your eyes on it, and we look forward to hearing what steps you have taken to prevent it. You will receive an invitation if you are part of OLOC.

The Power of Our Aging: Old/Elder Lesbians Confront Ageism
Sunday, October 24, 3:00–4:30 P.M. ET
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Presenters: Katherine Wood, 1954; Matthea Little Smith, 1950; Mev Miller, 1955; and Sally Tatnall, 1937.
For the past several months, a small group of OLOC members (Katherine, Matthea, Mev, and Sally) has been meeting regularly to update the 1992 OLOC Handbook on Confronting Ageism. In this presentation, we will update you on our progress. We will discuss our personal experiences and gains as we participate in this process with each other of facing ageism. As part of the presentation, we will encourage participants to reflect on the first section of the Handbook: “Claiming Old! Aging and Ageism.”
Q&A to follow.

End White Dominance—Topic: Racism and Indigenous People
Friday, October 29, 4–6 P.M. EDT; open to all National OLOC supporters  
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End White Dominance—Topic: Thanksgiving: Not Everyone is Thankful 
Friday, November 26, 4–6 P.M. EDT; open to all National OLOC supporters
 
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End White Dominance—Topic: To be Announced 
Friday, December 24 4–6 P.M. EDT; open to all National OLOC supporters 
 
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Small Groups: Support, CR, Training, and Discussions
These groups are for members of National OLOC.

NEW – Lesbians of Color Discussion Group!
Tentatively scheduled to meet on Fridays beginning in November. An interest survey has been sent. If you are an Old Lesbian of Color and would like to receive the survey, please contact Jacqui Lewis Miller at jacqui@oloc.org.

ASL Chat
Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 7:00 ET. Please use this Time Zone Converter for your area.
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 members who are currently caregiving.
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Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 P.M. ET.
Co-Facilitators: Barb Ester, 1947, and Ruth@oloc.org, 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 so please register.

Old Lesbians with Disabilities Peer Support Group
This group is taking a break and will re-start soon. If you are interested in joining, please contact Mev Miller at mev@oloc.org.

 

Open House
Open to Old Lesbians (participants can come and go at any time).
Open houses are 90 minutes.

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.

Coming Out Day—as OLD! (OR The Second Coming Out!)
Monday, October 11, 2:00-3:30 P.M. ET (time tentative)
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Facilitators: Katherine Wood, 1954; Matthea Little Smith, 1950; Mev Miller, 1955; and Sally Tatnall, 1937
In honor of National Coming Out Day, let’s talk about “coming out” as OLD! What age is old? When did you realize or decide you are old? How do you claim being old? How do you feel about being old? How do you respond to words such as “elder” or “old”? How is being an elder different from being old? Do you feel that your experiences of being an Old Lesbian are valued or respected? These and so many more questions will be part of today’s Open House discussion. This session will lay the foundation for our presentation on October 24 (see above).


Please do not share information about upcoming OLOC Zooms on social media. Thank you for helping to keep them a safe space for all of us.

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 2021 or Past Zooms 2020.