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Harassment includes

  • hurtful or offensive comments
  • deliberate intimidation
  • stalking
  • following
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to do so immediately. We are a diverse community and thus it is especially important that we listen to, and respect, each others' boundaries. Additionally, it is our duty as participants of Noisebridge to enforce these standards and put a stop to harassment when we see it occuring. Be aware that an individual who is experiencing harassment may not feel comfortable speaking up--and any individual who is harassing someone is unlikely to respect them enough to be swayed if they do. It is essential that individuals who witness harassment speak up in defense of those who are experiencing it. If someone at Noisebridge is not being excellent to others, call them out on it. Make it clear that such behavior is unacceptable, and does have consequences in terms of how the rest of the community will view them.

Further reading on how this kind of conflict is dealt with in the Noisebridge community: Community_Standards, Safety, Conflict_Resolution, Mediation

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