Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Race: A Safer Space Discussion

People of color come in all shades and from all backgrounds. Our myriad cultural narratives shape the America that we know today. Although we contribute so much to American culture, our issues often go dismissed, our communities needs unfulfilled and our stories untold. But what happens when you're a queer person of color in America? Are your needs fulfilled even less? What about being trans and a person of color? Is your existence even acknowledged? How do you cope with a culture that does everything in it's power to work against your self actualization? How are you able to find community when you're told you have none?

Wednesday's topic will be part of an ongoing discussion about race, queerness and transness.


Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 18, 2015

Comedy: A Safer Space Discussion

Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! At the end of the day, gender, and the way people treat it in the world we live in are absurd. The consequences of this are often tragic, but just as often, they're completely hilarious, and sometimes we forget to acknowledge that. Let's get together, make a space, and talk about some of the times we've gotten to laugh at the bizarre world of gender and living within or without it.

Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 11, 2015

Transmisogyny: A Safer Space Discussion

Transmisogyny is the intersection of transphobia and misogyny.  It was coined by Julia Serano in the 2007 book Whipping Girl and is used to describe to the unique discrimination experienced by transwomen and transfeminine spectrum people. How is transmisogyny experienced?  How is it reproduced within the queer community? These questions and more will be discussed!


Wednesday, May 11, 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 3, 2015

Fashion: A Safer Space Discussion

Through the ages, fashion has changed and morphed; masculine things became feminine, feminine things became masculine. Styles shifted both subtly and drastically. Personal style can be expressed in countless ways, and so can gender. Among the most obvious ways to explore and present gender is fashion. How do you use fashion to represent your gender? How has your gender influenced your personal style? How do you use clothes to your advantage?

Wednesday, May 6, 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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