Safe Space Policy
Georgia Young, FSF programs manager, is the contact person for any reports of violations of the anti-harassment policy during the FSF's 30th anniversary events. If you need to file a report, find Georgia or ask a staff member to find her.
The FSF is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone.
- We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Offensive or graphic sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks.
- Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
- Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
- If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.
- If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the FSF staff immediately.
- Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
We value your attendance and hope you enjoy the event.
This policy is based on several other policies, including the OLF anti-harassment policy, written by Esther Filderman and Beth Lynn Eicher, and the Con Anti-Harassment Project. Mary Gardiner, Valerie Aurora, Sarah Smith, and Donna Benjamin generalized the policies and added supporting material. Many members of LinuxChix, Geek Feminism and other groups contributed to this work.