Elder Speak Project
Voices missing from the last Zuna Conferences
were those who are over 55 years of age. This will not occur at
this year’s ZUNA Institute National Conference which is
scheduled for April 11-13th, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Zuna Institute in partnership with Progressive Research &
Training for Action and The Lesbian Health Research Center
University California San Francisco will conduct The Black
Lesbian Elder Speak Project.
This project is designed to attract 100 black lesbians who are
55 and over. An Elders Life History Review will be conducted
with the women who attend. The purpose of this review is to
obtain information on their past and current life experiences,
and to document the health status of these women. It is our
hopes that by bring these women from all across California and
other parts of the United States together it will diminish the
sense of isolation and start to build a national older black
lesbian community network.
A limited number of Full Scholarships which will cover the cost
of Transportation, Registration and Hotel are available for
lesbians who are 55 and over. To apply please contact Brenda
Bcrawford@PRTAonline.org Applications may be filled out on
http://www.Zunainstitute.org or at
If you would like to participate as either a
recipient of the scholarships or to donate to help one of our
older sisters get to the conference, download the application
available in Adobe Acrobat. To contribute,
contact Zuna or
If you would like
to donate monies toward scholarships for either the Elder
Speak Project or to support others who wish to attend the
for registration and scroll down to "Payment
Method" and check the box "Enclosed
is my $ _______ donation towards Conference scholarships"
You can choose
either payment via
PayPal or by mail.