Vancouver, B.C. – In conjunction with
the closing arguments of the British Columbia Supreme Court hearing on
the constitutionality of Canada's anti-polygamy law (Section 293 of the
Criminal Code), the Vancouver Polyamory Group (Vanpoly) – in support of
the efforts of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPPA) in
that litigation – will be hosting a Panel Discussion on the aspects and
realities of Polyamory.
Polyamorists practice a new form of ethical and principled
non-monogamy which embraces gender equality. Polyamorous relationships
can include a variety of gender combinations and sexual orientations. http://polyadvocacy.ca/what-is-polyamory
The Panel Forum will take place at Joe's Apartment, a new venue, at
919 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, on April 11th, 2011, from 7:00 to
With this court hearing generating a significant amount of discussion
regarding Polyamory within Canadian society, this forum will allow
present practitioners of Polyamory and those interested in learning
more, an opportunity to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this
growing approach to consensual multiple person relationships.
Presenters from North America have been gathered to speak at this informative forum:
Janet W. Hardy is a writer and sex educator, and founder of Greenery
Press, living in Oregon, USA. She has also been published as Catherine
A. Liszt and Lady Green. She is the author or co-author of ten books,
including what is commonly referred to as the Polyamory Bible: The Ethical Slut. She frequently collaborates with Dossie Easton.
Terisa Greenan has a sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing. Based
in Seattle, she is a writer, having penned numerous short stories and
two adapted screenplays with much original content. In addition, Terisa
has directed and produced for both stage and screen. She formed Petal
Films in 2007. In the fall of 2008 Terisa launched 3 Dog Pictures to
showcase her new episodic web series "Family", a series depicting a
John Ince is a lawyer, writer and sex educator. He is the author of The Politics of Lust,
a study of social attitudes towards sexuality. He is legal counsel for
the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association and co-owner of The Art
of Loving, a sexuality store in Vancouver .
Kiki Christie is the founder and facilitator of Victoria Poly 101, a
polyamory discussion group in Victoria, British Columbia of over 150
members. She's been a bi/kinky/poly educator and activist for over 6
years and has given workshops for various poly groups in British
Columbia as well as in Washington state and Austin, Texas. She is a
member of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association and she is
currently the Director for Vancouver Island Polycamp.
For more information on Vanpoly, please visit http://www.vanpoly.ca/.