Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Exclusion: A Safer Space Discussion

Sometimes we may be excluded from things, because of the gender someone thinks you are (...whether they're right or not) or trans* status or disability or any number of other things. Even if we're not explicitly excluded, it can be implicit — being uncomfortable, or ignored, or otherwise just not fitting in. How has this affected you? What makes you feel left out? Is there anything you'e been able to do about it?

Wednesday, June 26th 
7:00pm to 8:15pm 
Center on Halsted, second floor (ask front desk for room number)

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!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Games: A Safer Space Discussion

Tabletop. Platform. PC. LARP. MMO. Games are becoming an increasingly customizable experience, including gender options... and those games without the options can always be queered. How have you explored gender through games?

Wednesday, June 19th 
7:00pm to 8:15pm 
Center on Halsted, second floor (ask front desk for room number)

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, June 11, 2013

Pride: A Safer Space Discussion


Pride is upon us. While many LGBT people climb aboard floats and raise the rainbow flags in June, others are less comfortable in the midst of the celebration. Pride month can be a complicated time for people working through gender stuff. Let's talk about what that means for us. What does it mean to have pride in a fiercely normative society? Do you have pride? Do you not? Is it easy to cultivate your pride? What is the mainstream conception of this word? How is your experience similar? How does it differ?

Come share your thoughts, stories, and questions.

Wednesday, June 12th 
7:00pm to 8:15pm 
Center on Halsted, second floor (ask front desk for room number)

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, June 4, 2013

Open Topic! A Safer Space Discussion

Is there anything you'd like to talk about? Come and chat.

If there's ever something you think would make a good discussion topic, feel free to email genderqueerchicago@gmail.com and suggest it as a future meeting topic!

Wednesday, June 5, 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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