Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Intersectionality Part 2: A Safer Space Discussion

Experience does not usually allow us to neatly divide our experiences into gender, race, disability, class, or any of the categories that we are divided into, by ourselves or others. All of them blend and blur together in all kinds of different ways, some of which are so unique to us personally that we may never feel like we have the chance to talk about them. How do your experiences intersect and interact with each other? How do you handle it?

Wednesday, April 29, 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, April 21, 2015

Intersectionality: A Safer Space Discussion

Understanding systems of oppression can only be done by accounting for the myriad ways in which individuals find themselves viewed as outsiders in our culture. Cisseexism, binarism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, racism, prejudice against non-esl speakers, queerphobia and classism amongst other forms of discrimination inform the ways in which we move through the world. This topic will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion about the ways that we can understand, account for and welcome those of us who have compounding forms of bigotry working against our quests for survival, acceptance and happiness.

Wednesday, April 22, 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, April 14, 2015

Genderqueer Chicago: a safer space discussion

As previously advertised, this Wednesday, we are going deeper by holding a discussion about the rules, regulation, atmosphere, and general purpose of Genderqueer Chicago. We will also discuss any changes that people might want to make in order to keep it a safe, welcoming and positive space, but we will not make such changes without finding a way to involve people who cannot come in the discussion process. What do you want this space to be? How can we make sure it stays that way?

Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 7, 2015

Childhood: a safer space discussion

Except for Genderqueer Chicago moderators, who come out of the ground fully armored and prepared for battle, everyone has a childhood, and we all have to find some way to fit it into who we are now. For some of us, it may seem like a very linear progression, while other times, childhood may seem like it happened to a totally different person. How does childhood fit into your narrative of your life? How does it still affect you now?

Wednesday, April 8, 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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