Open Love NY Discussion Group

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Date(s) - June 27, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Manhattan Theater Club, 311 W.43rd St, 8th Fl


Open Love NY is pleased to welcome Andy Izenson, an out genderqueer and polyamorous mediator and educator in communication skills, to lead a workshop to examine how gender and power function in the context of ethically non-monogamous relationships.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of current understandings of gender and how it works relationally in non-monogamy, then have an opportunity in the group discussion to apply these understandings to their own experience.

$10 at the door (includes 2017 membership bracelet)
$8 for members with bracelet

If you have a financial hardship, please email your name to to request a waiver for the event.

Speaker Bio
Andy Izenson is an attorney-mediator working with and advocating for LGBTQ, polyamorous, and non-traditional families and an activist and educator around gender, sexuality, positive consent practices and sexual communication, and de-escalation and alternative justice systems. They speak at universities, organizations, and events around the East Coast on these topics, including the LGBT Bar Association Conference, the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Creating Change, Skidmore College, Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University, and Harvard Law School.

Andy has a B.A. in sociolinguistics from Skidmore College, a J.D. from New York Law School, and extensive training in alternative dispute resolution and justice systems, including as a mediator through the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, as a collaborative attorney through the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, and in facilitating Newburgh Model Restorative Justice processes through the Restorative Center. They also do extensive work with the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild as the Chapter Vice President, member of the Executive Committee, and dedicated Legal Observer and L.O. Program trainer.

Posted in Discussion, Gender