Omaha, Nebraska – October 14, 2017
Polyamorous relationships aren’t new but in the past five years more people have become aware of this alternative to compulsory monogamy. Polyamory is quickly becoming a part of the fabric of relationship choices and being recognized as a healthy alternative to monogamy. Join Loving More Executive Director Robyn Trask and Board President Jesus Garcia in exploring what polyamory is and what it isn’t. We will look at different styles of polyamory, terms and definitions, the rewards and challenges of this growing relationship revolution, as well as a brief history of the modern polyamory movement and it’s leading organization Loving More Nonprofit. This lecture/discussion is meant as an introduction for those interested in learning more about Loving More, alternatives to monogamy, exploring polyamory as lovestyle and viable relationship choice, or just geeking out on polyamory history.
Presented by Robyn Trask
Time: 10:30AM Location: TBA
Cost: Suggested donation $5 to $10
Creating Success in Polyamorous Relationships
Relationships are wonderful, challenging, and, at times, full of drama. While this is true of most romantic relationships, navigating polyamorous relationship can multiply issues and drama exponentially. Please join us for a wonderful hands-on workshop/class designed to help people create successful loving polyamorous relationships. We will cover many of the common, and not so common, problems that often derail our connections and get in the way of healthy relating, including jealousy, agreements, communication, parenting, metamours, money, and much more. We will offer opportunities to practice skills that help in navigating difficult issues as well as tips for creating win/win outcomes, from dealing with whose turn it is to take out the trash to negotiating a threesome. This will be a lecture/discussion followed by hands on exercises in communication, boundaries, and negotiation.
Presented by Robyn Trask & Jesus Garcia
Time: 1:00 PM Location: TBA
Cost: $20pp online (click Pay Now to register now) or $25 at the door.
Robyn is the Executive Director of Loving More® Non-Profit, a national organizer, and leading activist for polyamory awareness. She is a polyamory counselor, workshop facilitator and writer. Since 2004 Robyn has worked to expand media awareness of polyamory appearing in numerous articles, radio shows and TV including Our America with Lisa Ling, Montel Williams, Baisden After Dark, Michael Baisden Bad Boy Radio Show, Alan Colmes Radio Show, Colin McEnroe Show/NPR, and many others. In addition Robyn works to connect the media with other polyamory activists and individuals. Robyn and Loving More were instrumental in the formation of Polyamory Leadership Network. A national speaker and advocate for polyamory she has been a speaker at conferences, taught at universities and been a featured keynote speaker. Robyn has been openly polyamorous for 28 years, raising three children in a polyamorous family. Robyn has been running polyamory support groups, teaching and facilitating relationship and sexuality workshop since 1999. In addition she counsels polyamorous individuals and families. Currently Robyn is working on two polyamory related books. www.robyntrask.com/
Jesus Viramontes Garcia (Chuy)
Jesus is the Board President of Loving More Nonprofit, polyamory activist and leader in the community. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay area who began exploring alternatives to monogamy in 2004. In 2005 he attended his first Loving More Retreat. In September 2006 he was invited to join Loving More’s Board of Directors. He has worked at raising money for many worthy causes and continues to work tirelessly as Loving More Nonprofit’s volunteer Director of IT. Jesus has been presenting on polyamory at conferences, Universities and special events. He is a key coordinator for Loving More conferences and volunteers. In addition Jesus has worked in the computer information technology field since 1995.