26 June 2013, 6:30pm-8:00pm – “What is Polyamory?” Part of the Thinking Critically about Society Summer Series. Check out the facebook event page here.
“Polyamory (from Greek πολύ [poly], meaning ‘many’ or ‘several’, and Latin amor, ‘love’) is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. It is distinct from both swinging (which emphasizes sex with others as merely recreational) and may or may not include polysexuality (attraction towards multiple genders and/or sexes).”
There will be a few readings for this that I’ll be posting up, but probably the best article I’ve read about Polyamory is called “Infinite Relationships”. You can read it online here. Or you can download a handy .pdf and print a nice copy here.
Another interesting relevant article, “The Rise of Polyamory: Leftist men’s self-serving cure all for sexism (2006)” is available online for free. You can read it online here.
And if you feel like you just can’t get enough polyamory literature, you can read The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy. A full .pdf is available here.
Thinking Critically about Society Summer Series
This series of seminar sessions has been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.
THU 20 June: Understanding Fascism, 7:00pm
WED 26 June: Polyamory/Ethical Non-Monogamy, 6:30pm
MON 1 July: Prisons and Incarceration, 6:30pm
MON 8 July: Alternative Sexualities, 6:30pm