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Noisebridge’s purpose is to promote and encourage technical, scientific, and artistic skills through individual projects, social collaboration, and education; primarily in the physical space it maintains, but also in and through online forums, chat servers, and mailing lists.


Noisebridge is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, housing status, or language. We do not tolerate harassment of people at our events or space in any form.

This is the current anti-harassment policy adopted on May 23rd, 2023. Further down, is the older policy approved in 2018.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, jokes, gestures and stereotyping related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, non-consensual photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, persistent uninvited communication, hate speech, trolling, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Harassment can also take the form of physically blocking an individual from freely moving about or leaving the space as well as micro aggressions, for example: casual racism or sexism, bullying and use of intimidation to create a hostile environment.

People asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the space or the event at the discretion of any Noisebridge community participant.

Reporting Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues can be reported at https://safespace.noisebridge.net/ and will be sent to community moderators for review. The issue can be reported anonymously, however it is unlikely anything can be done if no contact info is provided. Please at least give us a way to reach you, even if it is anonymous. 

Also bear in mind that this is not for issues where you feel you are in immediate danger. In those instances, find a known Member to assist you, or remove yourself from the space before reporting the issue.

Safespace Reporting Tool[edit | edit source]

Safespace Reporting Tool: https://safespace.noisebridge.net/

https://safespace.noisebridge.net/


https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Anti-Harassment_Policy

Safe Space WG[edit | edit source]

The SafeSpaceWG is an effort beginning in 2024 to make efforts for physical safety in the space.

Feel free to list out to the advocate volunteers of this working group individually for help if you prefer.



There is a previous version of the original Anti-Harassment Policy from 2018 approved by C consensus when the space was at 2169 Mission Street that can be found here: https://www.noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Anti-Harassment_Policy&oldid=65510