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!






Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Orientation: A Safer Space Discussion


We all know, of course, that orientation and gender are two different things. Some of us may identify strongly with a particular orientation, and some may not. What is your experience with regards to orientation? What is its importance to you? How has it intersected or not intersected with your journeys through gender?

Wednesday, February 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!





Monday, February 2, 2015

Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

What's eating you?

Wednesday, February 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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shoes: A Safer Space Discussion

If it fits...

Wednesday, January 28, 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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