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ReThink: Friends vs Lovers

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Collective Impact Center

3295 Meade Avenue

San Diego, CA 92116

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ReThink is an 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 discuss Friends vs Lovers

Our culture creates a primacy on romantic love and finding “the one,” oftentimes to the deficit of the platonic relationships in our lives. This can be further exasperated by gender roles, familial expectations, and our own unmet emotional needs. What do we think of the relative importance granted to romantic partners over platonic partners? Are there needs we’re looking for in one, that could be better found in the other? Are there different levels of relationships to be explored between the two? How do we create the relationships that serve our needs regardless of the labels?

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.

Schedule:

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.

Rates:

$12 in advance
$20 at the door

Location:

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: https://thenewnarrative.org/rethink

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Collective Impact Center

3295 Meade Avenue

San Diego, CA 92116

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