Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Open Topic! A Safer Space Discussion



Let's try this again, shall we?

Wednesday, April 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!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tonight's Meeting CANCELLED

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We're sorry to say that tonight's meeting has been cancelled on account of severe weather. Please stay safe through the storm.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CANCELLED - Open Topic! A Safer Space Discussion about Whatever


This meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather.

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!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happiness: A Safe Space Discussion

"Happiness is a warm puppy" - Charles Schultz
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" - Mohandas Gandhi
"The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid." - Ursula Le Guin


 How does your identity relate to your feelings regarding happiness? Does your conception of happiness differ from societal norms? When are you happy and why? If you're not happy now, where do you want to be for that to happen, or is that even something you're focusing on right now? Let's talk about how our identities and queerness relate to our conceptions of happiness at tonight's safe space discussion.


Wednesday, April 10, 7:30pm to 8:45pm
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!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Queertopia & Queergasm - Northwestern's yearly queer conference and performance vent

Queertopia is an annual queer conference held by Northwestern's Queer Pride Graduate Student Association which will be held the 12th through the 14th at the Feinberg School of Medicine (240 E. Huron St), and Queergasm is an associated performance art event, 6:30pm the evening of the 13th at 1920 S. Campus Drive, Evanston, IL. Registration for Queertopia is free and can be found here, and event descriptions are included below.

Both events are part of Chicago Sexfest 2013, which includes events at various local venues starting tomorrow.

The Northwestern University Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is hosting its sixth annual queer and sexuality studies graduate student conference on April 12-14, 2013, and this year’s theme is Philosophical Investigations into Sexuality.

This year’s keynote is Patricia Marino of the University of Waterloo (http://patriciamarino.org/). Professor Marino, who primarily works on ethics, philosophy of sex, and epistemology, is currently co-President of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love.

Scholars from various philosophical traditions will be participating as well as those from other disciplines who work at the interfaces of philosophy and sexuality.


http://groups.northwestern.edu/queerpride/?page_id=279


The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is bringing this year’s Queergasm! home to the Alvina Krause Studio in Annie May Swift Hall on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. In conjunction with the 6th Annual Queertopia! Conference, QPGSA invites you to come eat, drink, play, and ogle during an evening of performances exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, race and national belonging by local and regional artists. This year Queergasm! will feature NU Performance Studies alumna Rebecca Kling, Chicago-based multi-disciplinary artist Kiam Marcelo Junio, and radical drag performer Dirty Grits, among others TBA. There’s no cover, refreshments will be served at 6:30pm, performances begin at 7pm.
http://groups.northwestern.edu/queerpride/?page_id=400

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Medicine: A Safer Space Discussion

Last Friday, Medicare administration opened a form for comments about possibly updating their 31-year-old exclusion of trans* surgeries as 'experimental'. The following day they removed it. The American Medical Association considers treatment medically necessary, yet still every layperson seems to think they are qualified to judge what might be needed and what is not, while at the same time you may know more than your own doctor. Have you faced any problems, or found good support? What would you like to change?


Wednesday, April 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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