TOKEATIVITY® CODE OF CONDUCT
This policy is a living document, and is subject to expansion in the future.
Last updated July 18, 2019
Everyone participating in the Tokeativity® community is required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. This includes all members, sponsors, attendees, speakers, guests, collaborators, partners, volunteers, work traders, and staff.
Tokeativity® is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Tokeativity® organizers and your membership from the Tokeativity® website may be revoked.
Unwelcome sexual attention
Gratuitous or off-topic sexual behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate
Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
Offensive comments related to physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, or neurotype
Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment
Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
Threats of violence (including physical or online violence, doxing, or defamation)
Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
Stalking or following
Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
Sustained disruption of discussion
Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
Tokeativity® prioritizes females and marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Tokeativity® reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:
Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’
Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions
In person and online participants, sponsors, collaborators, members, and their guests asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Tokeativity® may take any action we deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Tokeativity® spaces both in person and online and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Tokeativity® community members or the general public, all payments nonrefundable.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment. Those in violation will be asked to leave the event, sponsorship nonrefundable.
REPORTING AND ENFORCEMENT
If you are being harassed by a member of the Tokeativity® community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact any member of our team to report any incidents that may have happened. The leader of the local chapter will work with HQ on any reports made.
Please contact email@example.com.
If the person who is harassing you is a member of a team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence. We will respond as promptly as we can.
If you prefer to submit an anonymous code of conduct question or report, you are welcome to use this form.
This policy was based very closely on the XOXO Festival Code of Conduct and the Cultivation Classic, for which they have credited the following parties – the work to build this stems largely from the online technology communities who have been leading the resistance of harassment in all forms for many years:
The Geek Feminism policy is based on several other policies, including the Ohio LinuxFest anti-harassment policy, written by Moose Finklestein 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.
We encourage other events to adopt (and enforce) similar policies by using and remixing ours.