Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) has announced their first regional gathering with an artist that shares a cause that is near and dear to our hearts at YWCA's Women's Health Outreach. Lucie Blue Tremblay is an outspoken advocate for breast cancer and has released Changes, a music video cd about how to do self breast exams to music.
Lucie is part of The Breast Exam Project which travels the country sharing information on the importance of early detection. We look forward to the opportunity to see Lucie Blue Tremblay!
Pacific Northwest Regional Gathering of OLOC,
July 28th -31st, 2011 in Tacoma, Washington
Lillian Faderman, Keynote Speaker
We are proud to announce Lillian Faderman as our Keynote speaker for the Gathering. She is an award-winning author and historian who will speak to our theme: Community, Visibility and Action.
Lillian is an internationally-known scholar of lesbian history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship. She lives in Fresno, California with her partner, Phyllis Irwin.
Lucie Blue Tremblay, Featured ArtistLucie is a Canadian singer-songwriter who started performing when she was still a child. She taught herself guitar, and then the piano. Her first appearance in the United States was at the 1985 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's Day stage singing a duet with another local favorite, Canadian singer-songwriter, Ferron. If you don’t know Lucie’s music, you should!
We thank OLOC for this information.