Monday, October 29, 2012

Costumes: a safe space discussion


"Once a year, most of the population put on a costume, while the rest take it off." It's a special Halloween edition of Genderqueer Chicago! Participants are invited to come in costume (or out of it) and bring their thoughts about what dressing up for Halloween means to them. PLEASE ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME as the festivities may already be starting on Halsted.

Wednesday, October 31, 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!


AFTER THE DISCUSSION: Instead of our usual post-safe-space hangout, we will be heading to the In-One-Ear Open Mic at the Heartland Cafe, at 7000 N Glenwood Ave just north of the Morse red line stop. Cover is normally $3 but, for their Halloween show, anyone who comes in a costume gets in for free.

For anyone who might consider getting onstage, the crowd at In-One-Ear is very welcoming and they love performers of all kinds!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Critters! A Safer (and Cuddlier) Space Discussion

From http://antioppressivebabyanimals.com/

Kittens! Puppies! Platypodes! Red pandas! Whathaveyou! People! They're all adorable (and the want you to be anti-oppressive).

Wednesday, October 24, 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, October 16, 2012

Coming Out: A Safer Space Discussion

It was that day again! A celebration of where we are, or implicit shaming of people who can't be out right now. A celebration because of the years where we couldn't be out or looking forward to the day when we can. Share your thoughts, share your stories.


Wednesday, October 17, 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, October 9, 2012

Energy: A Safe Space Discussion

It can take a lot of effort to move through the world as a gender variant person and sometimes it may feel as if there is just no energy left to answer, "Are you a boy or a girl?" and, "But that's a boy/girl name!" upon meeting folks. Have there been times that you've felt like all your energy has been spent? If so, how do you recharge your batteries? If not, how do you keep from getting burnt out?

Wednesday, October 10th, 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, October 2, 2012

Role, Expression, Identity: A Safer Space Discussion


As gender-conscious people, we are well acquainted both with how it can be performative and when it is innate. We each have our own identities, flexible and difficult to pin down as they may be, but how they reach the world is through our actions and the roles through which people interpret them. How do those roles shape you back? What might mediate your expression? Do people see your identity as you would like, or are they confused or mistaken? Come share your thoughts.

Wednesday, October 3, 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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