Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Intersectionality: A Safer Space Discussion

Understanding systems of oppression can only be done by accounting for the myriad ways in which individuals find themselves viewed as outsiders in our culture. Cisseexism, binarism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, racism, prejudice against non-esl speakers, queerphobia and classism amongst other forms of discrimination inform the ways in which we move through the world. This topic will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion about the ways that we can understand, account for and welcome those of us who have compounding forms of bigotry working against our quests for survival, acceptance and happiness.

Wednesday, April 22, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Genderqueer Chicago: a safer space discussion

As previously advertised, this Wednesday, we are going deeper by holding a discussion about the rules, regulation, atmosphere, and general purpose of Genderqueer Chicago. We will also discuss any changes that people might want to make in order to keep it a safe, welcoming and positive space, but we will not make such changes without finding a way to involve people who cannot come in the discussion process. What do you want this space to be? How can we make sure it stays that way?

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Childhood: a safer space discussion

Except for Genderqueer Chicago moderators, who come out of the ground fully armored and prepared for battle, everyone has a childhood, and we all have to find some way to fit it into who we are now. For some of us, it may seem like a very linear progression, while other times, childhood may seem like it happened to a totally different person. How does childhood fit into your narrative of your life? How does it still affect you now?

Wednesday, April 8, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!


Monday, March 30, 2015

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

What do you want to talk about?  Is there anything that's happened recently that's on your mind?

Wednesday, April 1, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Transness: a safer space discussion

Many, if not all of us, identify at least to some extent with the term trans. That may mean identifying with the idea, the word, or simply the community, and it may affect you in any number of different ways. What does it mean to you to identify or not identify as trans, to yourself or to others? How important is it to you? How does it affect your self-understanding and presentation?

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Boxes: a safer space discussion

Nobody lives their life defined by a single category. Sometimes we do our best not to be confined, and sometimes we find safety and purpose in a definition. Are you currently comfortable in your boxes, or are you gnawing at the walls? How have things changed?

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

Is there anything you've been itching to talk about?

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 

Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!






Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Harassment Part 2: A Safer Space Discussion


Somehow, surprisingly, we didn't manage to say everything that needed to be said in the space of forty minutes, so, by popular vote, we're once again opening the space to this topic. How have you processed harassment? How have you dealt with it, emotionally or otherwise? Have your methods been healthy or unhealthy?

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Harassment: A Safer Space Discussion



Ideally, no one should have to deal with harassment, but in this world, harassment is reality no one can ignore. Harassment can come from a stranger on the street, or from a family member, or from a friend. It can be a sign of hate, fear, or simple ignorance. Even those who are lucky enough not to have struggled with harassment have struggled with the fear of harassment. How does harassment affect you in your life? How do you deal with it? 

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Games: A Safer Space Discussion

On a table, on a computer, or running jumping climbing trees, any game with characters (and many without) leave room for self-expression and queering the narrative. Many current developers, online and off, are writing games with explicitly queer settings and narrative. How has your gender shaped your play, and how has it shaped you back?

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 

Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!






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