Sunday, January 8, 2012

Assumptions: A safer space discussion

Assumptions are all around us, either in the culture around us or internalized by us. Many of us know that these categories aren't universally descriptive, but that may not stop us from making assumptions and even playing into assumptions to make our way in the world. Are you aware of any of your assumptions? What assumptions do you make? Why? Are you able to check yourself? How do you react when someone points out your assumptions? Are there moments when you feel certain assumptions are useful? Is that problematic? How, if at all, would you shift your assumptions? Come talk about this very interesting building block of culture.

Wednesday, January 11
Gerber/Hart (
1127 West Granville Avenue)
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!

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