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Sex Nerd Book Club: Love's Not Color Blind

  • 3101 Oak Springs Drive Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Hi Sex Nerds!

The book the Sexual Health Alliance Sex Nerd Book Club has selected for August 2019 is:
Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities
by Kevin A. Patterson, M.Ed.

When: Friday August 2, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm
Who: Sexual/mental health professionals and those in training to do so (therapists, educators, etc)
Where: Austin Public Library-Willie Mae Kirk Branch Meeting Room (there is only 1 meeting room at this location) 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78702

Here's What It's About:

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. Love's Not Color Blind puts forward the framework—through research, anecdotal testimony, and analogy—for understanding, identifying, and confronting racism within polyamorous communities.
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RSVP REQUIRED by 7/31/19 by emailing drjennifermcadams@gmail.com

Please make sure you have read and/or are familiar with the majority of the text, and come prepared with a few talking points or questions!

I'll send a reminder as we get closer to the event. Starting at this meeting, Vielca McBride will take over as the new facilitator of the book club.  

Thank you!!
Warmly,
Jennifer McAdams, Ph.D.
Sex Nerd Book Club Facilitator for the Sexual Health Alliance (Austin chapter)