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ReThink: Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, and Unconventional Relationships.

  • Collective Impact Center 3295 Meade Avenue San Diego, CA, 92116 United States (map)

ReThink is a new event series from the New Narrative focused on facilitated discussions about topics that don’t often get openly addressed; everything from sex, money, religion, to community-building, personal identity, and self-worth. The goal is to create an affirming space for discussion so all of us can operate with more knowledge, language, and solidarity as we tackle the difficult aspects of our lives.

This month we’re going to talk about Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, and Unconventional Relationships. 

Polyamory and different forms of consensual non-monogamy are becoming increasingly popular in our world. What are some of the different aspects of non-monogamy? In what ways could it be a beneficial way to think about relationships? What are the challenges to these types of relationships and why are they not for everyone? What conversations would you need to have with a partner before considering non-monogamy or an open relationship? What conversations would a person need to have with themselves?

ReThink follows a model similar to a “World Cafe.” Each event will feature a set of discussion tables with designated facilitators. The facilitators will guide the table through different discussion questions pertaining to the main topic. Attendees will split up and rotate around, spending approximately 20 minutes at each table, before rotating to the next one.

The hope is that by moving around and sharing ideas, a richer level of conversation and new connections will emerge. We’ll leave time at the end of the session to share thoughts, insights and potential next steps with the larger group too.

The event is open to the public but advance registration is greatly appreciated. Some of the discussions will be on sensitive topics and might not be appropriate for everybody. We ask that you exercise maturity and open-mindedness should you attend a ReThink event.


ReThink occurs every month. Please see our event calendar for specific dates.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
Discussion begins at 7 p.m.


$12 in advance
$20 at the door


Collective Impact Center
3295 Meade Ave, 
San Diego, CA 92116

The venue is in the basement of a church on the corner of 33rd & Meade in City Heights. The entrance is adjacent to the parking lot around the back of the building. Walk all the way to the end and you should see a sign pointing to the Collective Impact Center.

Parking is available in the lot behind the church and street parking.

* Even though we're in a church building, there is no intended religious affiliation to this event.

If you’d like more info on the series, including how to suggest topics and volunteer as a facilitator, please see the website here:

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