Love's Not Colorblind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities

Event date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Polyamorous people and communities can appear, at first glance, to be very open and welcoming. In many case, they don't take the time to get introspective about why they may come across as unfriendly or inaccessible to people of color. Love's Not Color Blind is a book about what we can do to change that landscape. This event includes a workshop on intersectional polyamory + a personally-driven discussion/Q&A on how race can impact polyamory on both individual and community levels.

Kevin A. Patterson, M.Ed., is the creator of the Poly Role Models project, an interview series that serves as a platform for the diversity of polyamorous relationship structures.

This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness Event. The suggested donation is $5.



 

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307
Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944934460
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thorntree Press - March 30th, 2018

The issues that make monogamous dating daunting for people of color--shaming and exclusion by white partners, being fetishized, having realities of everyday racism ignored--occur in polyamorous relationships too, and trying "not to see race" only makes it worse. To make polyamorous communities inclusive, we must all acknowledge our part in perpetuating racism and listen to people of color.