OLOC Zooms

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.

Zoom Schedule

Zoom events are only available to OLOC affiliates unless otherwise noted. 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. Details are subject to change.
Past Zooms can be found in the Affiliates Portal.
You will receive the Affiliates password when you join OLOC. If you’ve lost the password email mev@oloc.org

Become an Affiliate

NOTE: ALL dates and start times are tentative and listed in ET.
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Closed Captioning is AVAILABLE  for ALL Zoom events.

Panels and Presentations
These programs are open to all Lesbians except where noted.

Monday, June 3, 2024 6:30 pm (ET)
Old Lesbians – Film Showing
Presentation Open to Lesbians of any age.
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For the last quarter century, Houston native Arden Eversmeyer journeyed across the country to record hundreds of oral “herstories” with a mostly invisible population that is rapidly disappearing. Old Lesbians honors Arden’s legacy by animating the resilient, joyful voices she preserved in the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project, from first crush to first love, from the closet to coming out, and finally from loss to connection.
Followed by conversation with filmmaker Meghan McDonough and participants, Edie Daly (1937) and Barb Kucharczyk.

Friday, June 28, 2024 4:00 – 5:30 pm (ET)
Anti-Racism Discussion
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We will talk about when you first recognized racism’s existence and where you are now regarding racism.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be asking participants if they would like to continue this discussion at the July and August
End White Dominance sessions instead of topic sessions. The regular topic sessions will be start back up in September.

Who Was Bolivia’s Adela Zamudio? – A Bi-Lingual Discussion
Thursday,  July 25, 4:00 pm ET
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Presentation Open to Lesbians of any age.
Lynette Yetter reads and discusses her 2023 PEN Award-finalist translations of poetry by Bolivia’s most celebrated writer, Adela Zamudio (1854-1928). Mother of feminism, and women’s and Indigenous People’s education in Bolivia, Zamudio’s poetry celebrates lesbian love and ironically critiques patriarchal modern society. In Bolivia, Zamudio’s birthday is a national holiday and schoolchildren learn her most famous poems. But outside of Bolivia, she has been largely unknown.

Lynette will discuss Adela Zamudio’s life and the context in which she wrote (which in many ways resonates with today), and will read selected poems in both their original Spanish, followed by her English translations. Q&A questions can be in either Spanish or English and Lynette will reply likewise.
Lynette Yetter (1959) shares her time between Bolivia and Portland, Oregon. http://www.lynetteyetter.com/
Facilitated by Susan Wiseheart (1941).

AUGUST
The Zoom Crew is on vacation. There will be no new zooms this month. However, please enjoy Summer Re-Runs. Explore the Zoom Archives in the Affiliates Portal of the OLOC website. There are some really interesting items there!
oloc.org/affilliates-portal
See you in September.

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

I’ve Always Been a Tomboy!
Tuesday, June25, 2024  4:00 pm (ET)
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This Open house is open to OLD LESBIANS.
What is a tomboy?  Rather, how did you experience being a tomboy? When did you know? Are you still a tomboy? Let’s chat.
Facilitated by Mev Miller (1955). 

Virtual Summer Picnic
Sun July 14, 3:00 pm ET
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This Open house is open to OLD LESBIANS.
This open house has no topic — just come and hang out — bring your own picnic! Fun. Laughter… and Old Lesbian community togetherness.
Facilitated by Janet Holstine (1949).

Support and Discussion Groups
These groups are for affiliates of National OLOC.

Lesbians 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 Practice
After taking some time off, we’re resuming our regular ASL practice sessions via Zoom. The group welcomes all OLOC affiliates who would like to practice ASL skills they already have, or learn new skills.
To receive the Zoom invitation links, send your email address to Libby at libby0819allen@gmail.com or Linden at lrwinterberger@gmail.com.
Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7:00 ET, Starting January 21
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Caregivers Support Group
This group is open to OLOC affiliates who are currently caregiving.
Meets every 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
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 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.

Discussion Etiquette Statement
For all OLOC communications and events, you are responsible for your own contribution which means using “I” statements whenever possible. Each OLOC affiliate and supporter is to do your part in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all through your words and actions.
Please use respectful and considerate language at all times, which includes not using racial, ethnic, or any other slurs.
OLOC supports civil disagreements between participants and promotes reflective listening. Please note that individual opinions do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or attitudes of OLOC as a whole. (02/11/24)

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…they are available to OLOC affiliates.

You will receive the Affiliates password when you join OLOC.
Affiliates are Lesbians who have reached their 55th year.
If you want to check your affiliation, please contact: info@oloc.org 

If you’re an affiliate who has lost the password email mev@oloc.org or info@oloc.org 

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