LAHRC

Safe Space Policy

The Latin American and Hispanic Rainbow Community  (LAHRC)  is dedicated to provide a harassment-free social experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or game preferences. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Anyone violating these rules will be removed from the venue at the discretion of the organisers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or games, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the venue. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser or volunteer immediately.

The organisers and staff will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all our venues and social events.

Important note: this policy only applies to the events organised by LAHRC (such as Cha-Cha Party, Sexual and Mental Health Workshop, Women’s Group Events, Language Exchange Events and HIV-Support Programs in partnership with Living Positive Victoria) and not to all the events listed on our events calendar. That being said, we strongly invite all event organisers to consider adding a policy of this type as well, and to get in touch in case they need any support or have any questions.

The policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license . It is public domain, so feel free to copy it, edit and use it.

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