Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Consent

There will not be a Cubs game today, though it does look like it will rain and there are thunderstorm warnings for the general area. Tonight's meeting will be about consent: how to communicate and check in for it in different contexts. Next week there will be an ice cream social held by the Center on Halsted concurrent to our meeting. Feel free to hang out there and swing by the meeting, or meet up with some GQC folks and head there together as a group!

Wednesday, June 14th, 7:00pm to 9 pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (Room 202, let the people at the desk on the 2nd floor know you are there for GQC and they will buzz you in)
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, June 5, 2017

Self Advocacy

How do you assert yourself if you are still figuring out your gender? What do you even assert? How do we frame our unique experience in a constructive way, meaning that we aren't simply basing our gender on what we are not? Or do we assert what we are not and let the world figure it out? Self Advocacy. What the heck does that even mean in a genderqueer/nonbinary/gender nonconforming context? And how do we access it when many of us struggle with mental health issues?

Let's talk about it!

Silly question of the day will be: What is the best introduction to a person you've ever made or received?

Wednesday, June 7th, 7:00pm to 9 pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (Room 202, let the people at the desk on the 2nd floor know you are there for GQC and they will buzz you in)
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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