Friday, September 30, 2011

Meeting Ideas

Ideas for what to do/talk about at future PRISM meetings:

  • A lot of PRISM members are involved in ballroom dance. Reverse-gender ballroom time? (Some sort of casual social...?)
  • Homophobia in academia
  • The role/place of allies in the queer community
  • Biphobia (Are some groups within the LGBTQQIAA community more queer than others? If not, how to combat this (mis)conception?)
  • Media portrayal of all/part of the queer community: how are we all lumped together? Distanced from mainstream/heteronormative?
  • Relationship between feminist movements and the queer community
  • Bi- and trans- phobia in the queer community
  • Being an ally to other minority groups (race, class...)
  • More serious discussions!
  • Personal stories to share (especially queer ones, if people need to talk about something)
  • Life expectations
  • Body image
  • Secularism
  • Sex stuff
  • Polyamory
  • What if you're into someone and you aren't sure they'd be okay with it? (How do you even find out?)
  • Bonding/acceptance activities like "Crossing the Line"
  • Actually creating change on campus
  • More philosophical discussions
  • Socialization maybe?
  • What is the normal response of sports teams (CMS teams, specifically) to gay/lesbian/bi/transgendered/etc. individuals? Is it generally positive or negative?
  • How the male -> female sexual assault stereotype affects queer people ("I think the Survivors support group at the HEO describes itself as a group for 'women who have been victims of sexual assault' ")
  • Walking down the the village for a meeting
Non-PRISM related topics/games
  • Teen Wolf
  • Lady Gaga :)
  • "Just check Towleroad for a topic or Joe.My.God"
  • Can you tell me why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch?
  • You have someone sit with their back to the whiteboard, and someone writes a word on the board behind the person's head. Everyone can give one-word clues until the person guesses their word.
  • Improv game "Bang!" 
  • More telephone pictionary!

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