Sunday, April 24, 2011

Privilege inside: a safer space discussion

Privilege is not something that only exists outside any group. Privilege can also be replicated inside any group. Issues, such as sexism, racism, classism can be replicated inside the same groups which are so often marginalized in those ways. Trans people are no more immune to reproducing sexist or gender essentialist ideas then the rest of society, racist attitudes can exist among various communities, domestic violence is not just a heterosexual problem but impacts us all, and so on. After all, we are part of the same social context in which we live, as messed up as it may be. Ignoring these problems leaves them un-addressed and fosters assumptions that these issues cannot be a problem within our own communities.

Join us for a safer-space discussion on these issues of privilege in your communities.

Wednesday, April 27th
7-8:15pm (we start and end on time)
Access Living- 115 W. Chicago

Genderqueer Chicago is an inclusive community, and all folks interested in talking about gender are welcome. Researchers and reporters are forbidden from attending in their professional capacities but can e-mail organizers at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com.

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