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The Black Lesbian
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 Crawford @ Applications may be filled out on line at 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 conference, click here 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.  Thank You!






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