Stonewall at OLLI

Picture of three Stonewall At OLLI members

The Stonewall at OLLI Special Interest Group is made up of LGBT members who wish to share educational, social and cultural experiences together and with the larger UMass Boston community. The UMass Boston OLLI is the only one of the 121 nationwide OLLIs with an LGBT SIG (Special Interest Group).

Our members serve on the OLLI Board and the Curriculum, Theatre, and Travel committees as well as being active in facilitating classes and brown bag programs. In our meetings, members brainstorm topics of interest that lead to larger OLLI events, brown bags and study groups related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Outside the classroom, Stonewall members attend theater and musical productions in the city, social and political action initiatives, and have joined tours to Thailand, European destinations and Japan to name a few.

There is outreach to UMass Boston’s Gerontology Department, the Gay/Straight Student Alliance, and the Q Center. In addition, an initiative to create an LGBT Virtual Senior Center was begun by members of Stonewall at OLLI last year, in collaboration with the UMass Department of Gerontology, Partners Healthcare and the LGBT Aging Project. It would serve as an online connection for LGBT seniors throughout the Commonwealth.

Come and be part of this exciting groundbreaking group. All are welcome. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at noon during fall and spring semesters, usually in the OLLI Lounge, McCormack Hall, 3rd floor.

When renewing your OLLI membership for Fall 2018, don’t forget to indicate your interest in Stonewall at OLLI in the space provided under “Member Profile.”

For more information about the group, call the OLLI office at 617.287.7312 or email ollireg@gmail.edu and ask how to be connected to a Stonewall at OLLI member. You may also ask to receive meeting notices.

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