Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Race: A Safer Space Discussion

People of color come in all shades and from all backgrounds. Our myriad cultural narratives shape the America that we know today. Although we contribute so much to American culture, our issues often go dismissed, our communities needs unfulfilled and our stories untold. But what happens when you're a queer person of color in America? Are your needs fulfilled even less? What about being trans and a person of color? Is your existence even acknowledged? How do you cope with a culture that does everything in it's power to work against your self actualization? How are you able to find community when you're told you have none?

Wednesday's topic will be part of an ongoing discussion about race, queerness and transness.


Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 18, 2015

Comedy: A Safer Space Discussion

Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! At the end of the day, gender, and the way people treat it in the world we live in are absurd. The consequences of this are often tragic, but just as often, they're completely hilarious, and sometimes we forget to acknowledge that. Let's get together, make a space, and talk about some of the times we've gotten to laugh at the bizarre world of gender and living within or without it.

Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 11, 2015

Transmisogyny: A Safer Space Discussion

Transmisogyny is the intersection of transphobia and misogyny.  It was coined by Julia Serano in the 2007 book Whipping Girl and is used to describe to the unique discrimination experienced by transwomen and transfeminine spectrum people. How is transmisogyny experienced?  How is it reproduced within the queer community? These questions and more will be discussed!


Wednesday, May 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!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fashion: A Safer Space Discussion

Through the ages, fashion has changed and morphed; masculine things became feminine, feminine things became masculine. Styles shifted both subtly and drastically. Personal style can be expressed in countless ways, and so can gender. Among the most obvious ways to explore and present gender is fashion. How do you use fashion to represent your gender? How has your gender influenced your personal style? How do you use clothes to your advantage?

Wednesday, May 6, 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 28, 2015

Intersectionality Part 2: A Safer Space Discussion

Experience does not usually allow us to neatly divide our experiences into gender, race, disability, class, or any of the categories that we are divided into, by ourselves or others. All of them blend and blur together in all kinds of different ways, some of which are so unique to us personally that we may never feel like we have the chance to talk about them. How do your experiences intersect and interact with each other? How do you handle it?

Wednesday, April 29, 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 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!

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