Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Update OLOC Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

The Steering Committeee of OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) met March 23rd-26th in Long Beach California at the Seaport Marina Hotel. I was in attendance and was appointed Research Gatekeeper which involves screening potential persons interested in conducting research on the topic of OLOC and old Lesbians. We held a potluck. 37 Old Lesbians came to the potluck. We saw a video that Cristina Vegas had produced of the first OLOC meeting ever taken in 1989. During the 3 day conference a lot of work was completed including plans to hold an OLOC "GATHERING" in Southern California in August 2008. The hotel where this will be held is still pending. Below is a list of regional groups of OLOC. OLOC is a national organization with the purpose of combating ageism particularly as it affect Old Lesbians. The mission of OLOC is to empower Lesbians who are OLD and to prepare those who will be OLD with the tools to combat Ageism and Lesbophobia. OLOC is committed to achieiving a non racist, non sexist, more equitable world for all; however, OLOC's primary and overarching mission is aimed at empowering OLD Lesbians everywhere.

Sharon Raphael, Long Beach, Ca.

Regional OLOC Group Contact List

OLOC would love to have regional groups form all over the country! If you’re interested in helping form a group, email us at info@oloc.org or write or call Jan in Athens, OH. (see below)


San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter builds community by meetings and weekend retreats. Participants are encouraged to deal with aging and ageism issues.

Joan P. Emerson, Director
(415) 388-5001


A vibrant group of OLD LESBIANS meeting on the 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at the GATEWAY BANK COMMUNITY ROOM at 4146 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood at Carson.

We have many ideas and together we will plan activities for the group.
For more information please email Mina@oloc.org or call 562-420-3555.


Northern Colorado

The group spans from the Denver area north to the Wyoming border.

Cindy Bear, 303-258-9424 Cindy@oloc.org



Annalee Stewart, 612-724-6541 Annalee@oloc.org


St. Louis

Charlotte Ellis, 314-962-2188 Charlotte@oloc.org

New York

NEW York Chapter

OLOC~NY Is Part of OLOC, a National Network of Old Lesbians, 60 & Over, Working to Confront Ageism in Our Own Communities & Further Afield.

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York
Phone 347-278-8993
email: Kostya@oloc.org



Sally Tatnall, 216-932-0977 Sally@oloc.org



Mary Beth Brindley, 503-286-3575 MaryBeth@oloc.org

Washington State

South Sound

OLOC Regional Group Gets Together!
If you live in the South Puget Sound area (Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston Counties especially), we'd like to invite you to join us.

For more information please contact Gloria or Mary at Mary@oloc.org, Gloria@oloc.org,
or call 253-565-0829.