Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Media: A Safer Space Discussion


Are there any characters from movies or books that you identify with? Is there a sci-fi series that gives you inspiration about how you conceive of your own gender, or a film noir that gave you ideas of how to present your gender to others? Let's talk about how we relate to the media in this safe space discussion.

Wednesday, February 27th, 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, February 19, 2013

This week's safe space meeting: Open Topic!

What's on your mind this week, GQC? Whatever it may be, you'll find open ears and warm hearts at this week's meeting.

Or we may wind up talking about shoes.


Wednesday, February 20th, 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, February 12, 2013

Romance - A Safer Space Discussion

cute birdzYes, the topic this week is romance but stay with me, here. With Valentine's Day upon us we're bombarded with messages about romance (though it's hardly limited to this time of year). These messages tell us what roles we're supposed to take based on what are often quite flimsy assumptions about gender, as well as what "romance" looks like. The picture we're presented quite often looks very different from what we want for ourselves, regardless of how we identify in terms of gender, sexuality or even how we structure our romantic life (up to and including opting out of the whole mess, entirely).

So let's take some time to talk about the kinds of messages society sends us about romance, how we interpret those messages and how they match up to our lived experiences in our day-to-day lives.


Wednesday, February 12, 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, February 5, 2013

Advice (redux) - A Safer Space Discussion


Since we didn't get to the actual topic at the meeting two weeks ago, it comes around again!

There are things that we wish we could've learned earlier. If you could talk to your younger self, what would you tell them? Do you think they'd listen? Would you try to impart answers or leave cryptic hints to be figured out on their own? How is it different when talking with someone else? Come talk with us, this Wednesday.



Wednesday, February 6, 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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