Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) is a national organization for lesbians over the age of 60. Using education and
public discourse, the core mission of OLOC is to combat ageism and increase the visibility of older lesbians. The majority
of the materials in the collection are about the 1987 West Coast Conference and Celebration and its planning and programming.
Also included is correspondence between members, as well as people on the steering committee.
After the publication of the book
Look Me in the Eye: Old Women, Aging and Ageism by Barbara MacDonald and Cynthia Rich, a group of lesbians was inspired and empowered to start the First West Coast Conference
and Celebration for Old Lesbians in Southern California. The event was held at the California State University, Dominguez
Hills Campus in Carson, California in April 1987.
1.2 linear feet
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