Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Photographs: A Safer Space Discussion

Selfie culture is kind of neat because it puts the subject of the picture in control of if and how they want to be seen. Part of promoting the visibility of the genderqueer and nonbinary community is negotiating how we feel about us being... well, visible. 
This coming meeting we plan on sharing our thoughts about:
  • older existing photos
  • how context affects how we feel about being in pictures
  • being photographed versus selfies
Also, we are planning on having more events outside the Center on Halsted. We have the Vegas Rule for inside the Center, we should talk about what kind of policy we would like regarding taking pictures at outside events and how to affirm consent or not. 

-Reynard

Wednesday, May 25, 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, May 17, 2016

Taking the lead: A Safer Space Discussion

Sometimes, in order to accomplish our goals, we must take the lead. Taking the lead can take many forms and there are subtle and not so subtle ways to do so. What ways do you lead other towards treating you correctly, become a role model to your respective community members, lead spaces into safer discourse, etc? What does taking lead look like to you?

Wednesday,May 18th, 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

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion

After two weeks of discussing how to make the group function better, it's time for us to get back to discussions about other things. What was requested last week was more open topics. So this week, OPEN TOPIC! We can talk about anything on anyone's mind. It might be heavy, it might be fun, but it will definitely shift a lot. Come by and speak your mind.


Wednesday,May 11th, 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, May 4, 2016

Group Check-in Pt. 2: 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, May 5th, 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

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