Pop Up Topics!
The first Thursday of every month, and the occasional fifth Thursday, are Pop Up Topics! meetings. We are intentional in holding this space as reserved for trans, intersex, & non-cis folks that were Assigned/Designated Female at Birth, which is a rare and important space, where we can share our particular struggles and help each other to heal.
F#ck Your Feelings 2nd Thursdays: A Rotating Activity Jubilee
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, we hold "F#ck Your Feelings 2nd Thursdays: A Rotating Activity Jubilee." When not adhering to a specific format, such as a panel discussion, casual conversation is the norm. The activity will be announced early in the week, if not sooner, and may range from board games to arts n crafts to workshops on a wide variety of topics. These meetings are occasionally open to family, friends, partners, allies, etc, (but never students or reporters) which will be announced in those meeting topic descriptions!
On the third Thursday of each month, we hold CommunitiesCave. This safer space meeting is intentionally inclusive of our larger trans, queer/questioning, and intersex (TQI) communities. We seek to discover points of connection and collaboration between our larger communities through the discussion of topics and issues from our multiple points of view. We also hope to learn from and heal one another through the celebration of our diversities.
On the 4th Thursday of each month, we hold CommunityCave Plus. This is an open meeting, to which members (and potential members) are encouraged to bring family, friends, partners, allies, etc. There is generally a Topic for these meetings, but we also leave room for any impromptu discussions that may organically arise. Before the meeting starts, there will be an opportunity to write down any awkward questions or talking points that you may have, so that they may be drawn and asked anonymously during any lulls in conversation. For those already familiar: oh, yeah, Dump Truck of Love!!!
These weekly meetings are hosted at Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL) from 6:30 pm to 8:45 PM. We generally meet in room 201 or 202, but you may also check with the front desk for the exact location.