Monday, June 11, 2012

Privilege: A Safe Space Discussion

Privilege and disprivilege are things that affect everyone in a variety of ways. Issues, such as sexism, racism, classism, ableism, and so on can be replicated inside the same groups which are so often marginalized in those ways. Queer folks 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. Ignoring these problems leaves them un-addressed and fosters assumptions that these issues cannot be a problem within our own communities.

In what ways has privilege or disprivilege affected you or the way you live? How do you deal with privilege and disprivilege on a day-to-day basis?

Wednesday, June 13 th, 2012
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted (3656 North Halsted)

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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