First, an apology for the last two meetings not having a blog post. They were announced on the Facebook page as cancelled due to Cubs games over safety concerns, but unfortunately that was not posted here for those who don't follow the group there. Changes have been made so that topics can be announced much earlier to allow members more time to plan accordingly, and will go into effect within the week, and they will be cross-posted on both platforms
The topic for the upcoming meeting will be focused on Transgender Day of Remembrance
. Because of the emotionally charged nature of the day, the discussion will have content warnings for transphobia, transmisogyny, assault, death, murder, and suicide
, as these are likely to come up in the conversation. As a reminder, one of our working agreements is "Escape Route", which allows for any member to leave the room at any point and return at any point, no questions asked, and could come especially handy should the conversation become overwhelming at any point. The actual day of TDOR is November 20th, and Center on Halsted will have an event
that evening in observance.
The silly question will be "What's the oddest thing you've overheard?"
Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (Room 202)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!