Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bureaucracies: A Safer Space Discussion


Sometimes, bureaucracies aren't equipped to handle our identities. Maybe the form at the doctor's office doesn't allow us to represent our identity. Or someone at the DMV insists on using pronouns that are incongruous with our presentation. This can be especially frustrating because often when we deal with bureaucracies we have limited options whereas with friends, coworkers and families we have chances to explain our identities and have them respected and understood. Some bureaucracies such as TSA even flag non-binary presentations  or gender presentations not matching identification, as being suspicious and meriting extended screening. Genderqueer Chicago invites discussion about the range of experience people have had dealing with bureaucracy in relation to identity and presentation.


Wednesday, January 9th, 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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