Polyamory 101

Sat, Mar 2 from 1pm - 2:30pm

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As recently as 10 or 15 years ago, the idea of Polyamory was still unfamiliar to a lot of people. Today, thanks to TV shows, movies and podcasts, practically everyone knows what Polyamory is now — or do they? In this interactive class, Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti will cover everything you always wanted to know about Polyamory (but were afraid to ask), through personal examples from her own life, as well as the lives of her partners and friends. She'll define terminology and acronyms. (What the heck is a "throuple," anyway? And what does NRE stand for?) She'll work with you to clear up misconceptions about Polyamory. ("Do all of you have to live together?" "Where does everyone sleep?" "Where do you find other Poly folks?") She'll provide you with helpful resources (lists of books, events, articles, podcasts). Most importantly, there will be plenty of opportunities for questions, since this will be a discussion group. ("What's the difference between Polyamory and Open Relationships?" "How do you find partners?" "Your boyfriend is married? Does his wife know about you?")

Important Information:

  • Pay-what-you-can scholarships are available for all Pan Eros Foundation workshops. If you need financial assistance, please email Leah at education@pan-eros.org
  • No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
  • Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle.
  • Open to all 18+
  • All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated.
  • Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning.
  • Questions may be directed to: education@pan-eros.org

About the Educator:

Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is many things, and she is also a breast cancer survivor. In fact, it was the cancer diagnosis in 2013 that caused her to realize how short life is; this served as the catalyst that caused her to come out, LOUD AND PROUD, as sex-positive, bisexual and polyamorous. She identifies as Solo Poly, and has practiced polyamory/non-monogamy since the late 1980s. Additionally, she has spoken on bisexuality and polyamory in panels at high schools/colleges, and has sat in on polyamory/non-monogamy panels, as well as panels of sexperts at the CSPC.

This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.

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