Monday, December 31, 2012

Resolutions: A Safer Space Discussion


Resolutions are about changes we want to see in ourselves. For a lot of people that's something as prosaic as giving up a bad habit or dropping a few pounds. But a resolution can also be a decision to make a change that shapes the way we're perceived and how we move through the world. What resolutions are you making this year?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 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, December 18, 2012

Navigating Public Spaces: A Safer Space Discussion


It's a dangerous business, going out of your door. You step onto the road, and the people you meet there may stare, or catcall, or get in your face... Do you expect to be hassled, and does that affect whether you go out at all? How do you handle it if you are? Are there things that you do to prevent it, or even to encourage?

Date fixed, sorry!

Wednesday, December 19th, 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, December 11, 2012

NO MEETING - CPD Transgender Order Town Hall

There will be no meeting tomorrow, November 13th. Instead, please attend a Town Hall meeting about trans people's experiences with the Chicago Police Department and the new policy they have in place, from 6pm until 7:30 at 430 S. Michigan Avem Room 244.


The Civil Rights Agenda, People's Law Office, Transformative Justice Law Project, Loundy Human Rights Project, and Illinois Gender Advocates will be hosting a discussion and town hall regarding the new policy of the Chicago Police Department's treatment of transgender individuals. The discussion will involve a review of the new policy as it stands and explanation of specific points and the individuals rights associated with each as well as the exploration of similar policies across the country. After the discussion, the floor will be opened up to the audience for questions and personal experiences with the Chicago Police Department.

This event will take place in the Auditorium Building - Room 244, 430 S. Michigan Ave.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Request from the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois

The Transformative Justice Law Project does free name-change mobilizations for trans people at the Daley Center on the last Friday of every month, among their many services aimed towards where gender-nonconforming collide with the law. Please help them out if you can!

Hello Friends of TJLP!

As a volunteer-run organization, we rely almost entirely on community support to sustain our prison abolition activism and holistic legal advocacy for criminalized trans and gender nonconforming folks. This holiday season, we are asking our friends and allies for stamps in order to correspond with our incarcerated clients, as well as CTA cards to help our clients on the outside with vital transportation needs. Even one CTA card will help folks get to and from our office! If you have access to these supplies, please mail them to us at:

Transformative Justice Law Project
4707 N. Broadway, Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60640

Thank you for the generous support -- ABOLITION NOW!

In Solidarity and Gratitude,
TJLP Collective

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

hair: a safe space discussion


it may seem silly but hair actually plays a huge part in how we’re perceived in society. it’s presence, it’s absence, it’s length, it’s style: all of these can be sources of aggravation or open doors to empowerment. it can change the way we’re read (for good or for ill).

Wednesday,December 5th, 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!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

LGBT Needs Assessment Results Presentation in Hyde Park on December 11

The results of the 2011 Chicago LGBT Community Needs Assessment! will be presented on December 11, 6pm in Hyde Park. More info and online registration can be found at http://lcnahydeparkpresentation.eventbrite.com/.


About the event:

The LGBT Community Fund, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust, is pleased to announce a data summary presentation and community forum regarding the Chicago LGBT Community Needs Assessment. The event will take place in the lobby of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, 969 E. 60th St., Chicago, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

The evening will include remarks from representatives of The LGBT Community Fund, The Chicago Community Trust, and Affinity Community Services; a presentation of the data report; and a question-and-answer forum with Mary Morten, President, Morten Group and Christina Smith, LCSW, Senior Consultant, Morten Group. Jim Alexander, Co-Chair of The LGBT Community Fund, will serve as moderator of the event. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by Affinity Community Services, the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus and the Office of LGBTQ Student Life at the University of Chicago.

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