Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Friends & Allies: A Safer Space Discussion

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Our world and community is wider than the circle of folks who are the same as us. In what ways have your cis or straight friends surprised you? Have you found it easy or difficult to find allies? What resources exist for us outside of the queer community?

Wednesday, August 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!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion


Something on your mind? Come and chat!

If ever there's 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, August 21st, 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!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Queer Clothing Swap This Sunday!

Please join:
and other partner organizations at a queer clothing swap!

Sunday, August 18
3:00-6:00pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St.

Clothes to swap are greatly appreciated, but not necessary.

This is a public event, but the original spark was a desire for trans* and gender variant folks to have a safe and fun space for a clothing swap. No one will be turned away or made unwelcome, but please keep in mind the focus of this event as you invite your friends.

Special thanks to Brown Elephant (http://www.howardbrown.org/hb_brownelephant.asp) for loaning us clothing racks. No clothing on the floor for us!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Realisation: A Safer Space Discussion

Society considers gender congruence to be the default, to the point where transness is often invisible (and this is reflected in the dominant trans narrative). When did you start to consider that you might not be your assigned gender? Perhaps more to the point, why? If you're cis, have you needed to question that? What did it take to get from questioning to action, or are you fighting to make that happen, wondering if it's right for you, or have decided that it's not? We know what it's like, come talk with us.

Wednesday, August 14th, 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!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Communication: A Safer Space Discussion


Communication is a hot topic in our community, whether it be communicating our identity, sexuality, or negotiating relationships and boundaries. How we communicate and how we interpret the communication of others can often drastically affect our relationships with those around us. However, communication is often not simple when the topics we want to discuss are complicated. We may find ourselves reaching for words and come up empty handed or with inadequate language. This is especially difficult when our gender and sexuality intersect in weird and often contradictory ways.

Join us this Wednesday for a safe space discussion on communication!

Wednesday, August 7th, 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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