Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Group Check-in Part. 1: A Safer Space Discussion



Every few months, we like to check in on the group to see what's working and what's not. Are there things that you'd like to see the moderators do in the future? Are there any topics that you'd like us to do? We want to serve the group as best we can and this meeting we can come together to assess our needs and aspirations for the group as a unit. 


Wednesday, April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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, April 13, 2016

What I'm Not: A Safer Space Discussion

One of Genderqueer Chicago's goals is promotion of visibility for genderqueer and nonbinary people. This is complicated because the labels mean different things for different people. Tonight we'll try to clarify what that could mean for us individually by using process of elimination to at least figure out what we aren't.


Wednesday, April 13th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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, April 6, 2016

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion

It's time we heard from the members of our group! This topic is open for anyone, can go in any direction, can be heavy or light or somewhere in the middle. Bring your best ideas tonight!



Wednesday, April 6th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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 30, 2016

Visibility: A Safer Space Discussion

What does being visible mean to your? Who do you consider yourself visible to? Although there have been great strides for trans and gender non conforming folks in the last few years towards becoming more visible, we're still not done. There are many who are unaccounted for. How do you think the community can better serve you?

Wednesday, March 29rd, 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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 23, 2016

Allies: A Safer Space Discussion

Allies can come in various forms. A coffee barista that respects your pronouns, parents, peers and mentors. What do the best forms of allyship look like to you? How have the people in your life made you feel more welcome in there spaces?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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 16, 2016

Spring Cleaning: A Safer Space Discussion

It's finally not awful outside! Now that the weather is getting a little nicer I figured it's time for some spring cleaning. I've taken an inventory of some stuff I've internalized about being nonbinary and I am working on knocking it off. Swing by tonight and let's chat about what bad habits we are ready to break and baggage we are ready to let go.

Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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 9, 2016

Where Do You Fit In? A Safer Space Discussion

In our community and out of our community, as trans people, this is an important question for us. Where do you fit in? Where do you want to fit in? Have you ever forced yourself to fit somewhere you just didn't belong? What happened? How do you know when you fit?

Wednesday, March 9th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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 1, 2016

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion

Our last few weeks have been on the heavier side, so I thought this week we'd lighten it up with an open topic. We can talk about anything that's pressing, anything people are thinking of or feeling. Come ready!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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, February 24, 2016

Substance Abuse: A Safer Space Discussion

Substance abuse is a huge issue in the trans community. Approximately 25% of trans people have an issue with substance abuse. It's important to recognize when having fun becomes dependence, when partying becomes a problem. Tonight we're going to be discussing options for recovery and living without substances, and comparing experiences.

Wednesday, February 24th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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, February 17, 2016

Staying in Your Lane: A Safer Space Discussion

What does "staying in one's lane" entail? How do you see yourself being an ally to a hero that you do not belong? We'd like to know how you see yourself as part of change brought on by oppressed groups speaking out.

Note: this discussion will feature a screening of Kendrick Lamar's Grammy performance and Beyoncé's 2016 Superbowl performance.

Wednesday, February 17th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
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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