Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Media: A Safer Space Discussion


The relationship between the gender variant community and the media hasn't always been a good one, though some folks would say that it's getting better with rising visibility and positive representation in television, cinema, and online. What do you think about the community's relationship with the media? How do you think it can be improved? Has it affected your personal life or actions in any way?

Wednesday, May 28, 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, May 20, 2014

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

Apologies for the delay! What would you like to talk about?

Wednesday, May 21, 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!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Words and Language: A Safer Space Discussion


Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in, and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line and had no way of knowing how near the harbor was.
-Helen Keller on life before language

There are many words to help us think and talk about gender, identity, and expression. Maybe you feel some words describe you well. Maybe nothing quite fits. Either way, having words can make a huge difference to the way we think. How has language been helpful to you? How has it been problematic?

Wednesday, May 14, 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, May 6, 2014

Obstacles: A Safer Space Discussion

Are there things that come in the way in your life, or get in the way of evincing your gender? They could be as simple as a dress code and as complex as a personal fear of judgement. The unfortunate thing is this: when it comes to expressing ourselves, life is often not as accommodating as we would like. Join us to explore the obstacles in our lives, be they jobs, friends, or even ourselves.

Wednesday, May 7, 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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