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Social Support: What is Community?
March 24, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Topic: What is Community
Details: Many people talk about the “trans community,” but what does that phrase really mean? Are we a community by default – based on a shared identity, a set of lived experiences, or association to other people? Or do we consciously, deliberately create the community we wish to be part of?
March’s social support meeting will begin with an experiential exercise that explores where and how Wisconsin trans* people and SOFFAs connect. We will discuss whether or not the concept/existence of “community” is important to us and how we each define its meaning in our lives. Discussion might lead to dialogue about where else in our lives we find (or seek) community or connection.
Topic Discussion begins at 7:30 – 9:00pm
A pre-determined topic will guide discussion and interaction between attendees. This portion of the meeting begins promptly at 7:30pm.
Open rap is from 6:00 – 7:15pm
Open rap is the time to connect connection with fellow Trans+ and SOFFA individuals. This gently facilitated time is especially devoted to exploring the issues you bring in – sharing your experiences and stories, asking questions, seeking referrals, gathering resources. We’ll assure this hour+ will stay focused on your needs, and the discussion you generate.