What we're about
Thank you for looking us up! Athens Polyamory is a social and networking club for the poly community in the Classic City. We meet the first Saturday of each month to discuss our experiences, learn from speakers, build skills in workshops, and create vibrant community for polyamorous (and poly-friendly!) people in the Athens, GA area.
If you are interested in a leadership position or have special talents you would like to contribute to the formation of this group, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact us here, or send a message to our public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AthensPolyamory/).
We also have a private Facebook group. Let us know if you'd like to be added, and one of our organizers will send you a friend request.
Hope we see you soon!
Our regular monthly meetups are on the 1st Saturday of each month, with occasional shifts around holidays and UGA game days.
Newcomers are welcome! Feel free to suggest ideas for future topics and speakers, or post your poly-friendly events on the board -- cookouts, hikes, movie nights, etc!
We are a family-friendly group. We know that poly people with kids have a very special need to build community and we want to help foster that! In fact, we are looking for someone to be a lead organizer for child-focused events. However, not every meeting will be appropriate for children. Some meeting discussions will be focused on safer sex, intimacy, relationship conflicts or other adult issues. Please take note of the topic for the monthly meeting to make decisions about your family. These talks will usually happen during the first hour of the meeting and the second half is generally dedicated to socializing. Please feel free to contact the organizers for any further information. It is also our hope that as we build a community of poly families with kids, we can work out rotating childcare among the parents.
(Please note: Athens Polyamory is not a matchmaking service; we are a social club, focused on education, advocacy, and community-building for those involved in or interested in polyamorous relationships.)
General polyamory resources:
Atlanta Polyamory Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Polyamory/)
More Than Two (http://www.morethantwo.com/)
(books, blog, and general info)
Loving More (http://www.lovemore.com/)
(nonprofit and magazine)
Polyamory in the news (http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/)
(blog, news aggregator)
Polyamory Weekly (http://polyweekly.com/)
Kimchi Cuddles (http://kimchicuddles.com/)
(webcomic about polyamory)
Opening Up (http://openingup.net/)
(book and blog about open relationships)
Open List (http://openingup.net/open-list/)
(A directory of professionals who are experienced and knowledgeable about alternative sexuality and lifestyles)
Dr. Elisabeth Sheff (http://openingup.net/)
(Atlanta-based researcher, relationship consultant, and author)
CNN article about polyamory (http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/26/living/relationships-polyamory/index.html?iref=allsearch)
Athens Polyamory: Mission Statement
Athens Polyamory’s mission is to create a vibrant community for polyamorous (and poly-friendly) people in the Classic City. We are passionate about promoting public awareness to increase understanding about this style of relationship. We are dedicated to the values of equality and social justice, and above all, aim to cultivate safe spaces for members of the gender/romantic/sexual minority (GRSM) family.
A special thanks to Atlanta Polyamory for helping us organize this group.