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At the Intersections: Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Race In Public Policy
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Chicago, IL
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At the Intersections: Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Race In Public Policy
Affinity presents "At the Intersections: Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Race in Public Policy" in conjunction with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS). Co-sponsors for At the Intersections are the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago and the Center on Halsted.

Men & Masculinity Pre-Conference Institute
8:45am - 5:00pm
Topics:  History of the Pro-Feminist Men's Movement; Screening of "Gen Silent;" Social Science Findings and Public Policy: Why the Dis-Connect?; Ending Men's Violence:  The New York Anti-Batterer Model

Conference Day
8:45am - 5:30pm
Topics:  Public Policy Roundtable; Immigration Updates & Current Policy Impacts; Education, School Environment, and Funding; Economic Issues for Workers and Families; Crime and Justice in Institutions, Communities, and Homes; Health, Wellness, and Reproductive Justice; Housing and Homelessness
Performance by Avery Young

Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony
6:00pm - 9pm
Washington Park Arts Incubator
301 E. Garfield Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60637

Events are open to the general public, unless noted. Registration required.

Lunch on Thursday and Friday is on your own. There are several restaurant options on 57th Street, east of the University of Chicago campus, as well as on 55th Street, north of the campus. Additionally, summer hours for University dining options can be found at:

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. King Drive
Double accommodations $99/night with conference code, "Affinity/NOMAS Conference"
Rate available August 5-11.

Metra: Exit at 57th Street Station
CTA: Combination of train, bus, and walking required. From Red or Green lines exit at Garfield/55th Street stations, take the 55 east to University Ave., walk south to location. From the 6, 15, or 28, exit at 57th Street and walk west to University Ave.

Street parking is available, but scarce. The closest parking garage is located at 55 & Ellis. For parking map, go here:

Affinity Community Service, a social justice organization in Chicago that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies, is the local cohost for the convening. Affinity identifies emergent needs, creates safe spaces, develops leaders, and bridges communities through collective analysis and action for social justice, freedom, and human rights.

NOMAS is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men and at 40 is one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the country.



The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (View)
5733 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
United States


Education > Conventions

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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