Research on Experiences of Old Lesbians with Home Care Workers
If you currently receive home care services or have done so in the past five years, are lesbian and 65 years of age or older, and are interested in sharing your experiences in a research study on this topic, please contact Dr. Sandy Butler, from the University of Maine, School of Social Work, at 844-641-2382 (toll free) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Research involves one telephone interview (lasting 30 to 45 minutes) for which study participants will receive $25. Recruitment of study participants will continue through August 31, 2015.
This study has been approved by OLOC's Research Gatekeeper, Sharon Raphael.
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OLOC National Steering Committee Statement Against Racism and Classism
For over a year, as a result of a meeting at the 2010 National Gathering, OLOC's Steering Committee worked on a statement against racism and classism. It was adopted in November of 2011. It may be revised in the future, but right now this is what tells the story, gives some goals and includes OLOC's vision.
OLOC will be a cooperative community of Old Lesbian activists from many backgrounds. OLOC's priorities will be to challenge and oppose ageism, racism, classism, sexism and ableism. OLOC will collaborate with other organizations doing the work of social justice. OLOC will use its power and resources to advance the just world we all envision. OLOC will seek leadership from Old Lesbians of Color and Old Lesbians of a variety of class backgrounds in these efforts to address multiple oppressions, including as advisors to and members of the Steering Committee.
Like Lesbian Poetry?
Sales of this one benefit OLOC. Lesbian Jottings: 1970-2010 by Sharon Deevey (1944) is a collection of 46 poems compiled for a senior center project in Columbus, Ohio, as a fundraiser for OLOC. Print copies are available (in a limited edition of 40) for a $10 donation to OLOC plus $3.00 postage. Lesbian Jottings is also available online at Julie Enszer's site, www.lesbianpoetryarchive.org/node/243.
For more information, or to order a print copy, contact Sharon at email@example.com.
Our long term projects:
The Arden Eversmeyer
Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project
We are collecting the herstories of Lesbians 70 years and older before their stories are lost forever.
They are an invisible population who were strong enough to live their lives and love whom they wanted in a hostile society. The project will include Lesbians with backgrounds ranging from blue-collar women to those with visible high-profile careers.
Visit the Herstory Project page for more details.
OLOC is committed to remembering the lives of Old Lesbians. Find out how you can memorialize your favorite Old Lesbian friends and mentors who have died.
more about this project
Del Martin Old Lesbian Pride Award
OLOC gives the award to Old Lesbians whose lives and work benefit Old Lesbians. See more here