Community Code of Conduct

This policy is a "living" document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are kept informed and updated.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, members and volunteers Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We will enforce this code throughout #ColourFULL and Amina of Zaria activities, both online and offline. 

Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from a event or Amina of Zaria (without a refund) at the discretion of Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL organisers.

We expect cooperation from all participants and members to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Everyone participating in Amina of Zaria and #ColourFULL—including, but not limited to #ColourFULL (hosted, managed and created by Amina of Zaria), Amina of Zaria and related Slack channels, social media pages — is required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, members performers, patrons (sponsors), volunteers, and staff.

Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants/members in any form.

DEFINITIONS

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment

  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names

  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate

  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop

  • Threats of violence

  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm

  • Deliberate intimidation

  • Stalking or following

  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes

  • Sustained disruption of discussion

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease

  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect other Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL community members or other vulnerable people from intentional abuse

  • Publication of non-harassing private communication without consent by the involved parties

Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL prioritizes marginalized and women of colour’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’-isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’

  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”

  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial

  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

CONSEQUENCES

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL may take any action we deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL spaces (online and physical) without a refund)) and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL community members or the general public.

REPORTING AND ENFORCEMENT

If you are being harassed by a member of the Amina of Zaria/#ColourFULL community, notice that someone else is being harassed, is made to feel unsafe or unwelcome, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately via email at hello[at]aminaofzaria.com or contact someone at the registration booth at Amina of Zaria events and #ColourFULL.

#ColourFULL

Please contact any member of our production, volunteer or security team or go to the registration booth. Our team can be identified by their “Can I help?” “ColourFULL” “volunteer” “team” t-shirts, and will be trained in how to address and report any incidents that attendees bring to their attention.

Thank you 

This Code of Conduct builds on resources and guidance provided by the XOXO Community Code of Conduct.

Content at the links remains the sole property of content authors.

If you would like to know how your organisation can close the gap for women of colour or adapt to the future of work, please email hello@aminaofzaria.com. Or alternatively, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us via the email above and we will reply promptly.