Code of Conduct

Anti-harassment policy

We want the NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting to be an inclusive, supportive, and comfortable space for all participants, and we are committed to making it a harassment-free environment. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, religion; sexual and/or discriminatory 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.

By attending the event, it is agreed upon that participants believe the narratives of marginalized communities; while these issues may be discussed in sessions, an education 101-style session (eg., on explaining why something is racist or a microaggression) will not be provided. If participants want to become more educated on these narratives, they are encouraged to do their own research prior to the conference rather than putting the burden of expectation and education on those from oppressed groups sharing their lived experience and research.

Participants asked, by anyone, to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Participants violating the anti-harassment policy may be warned or asked to leave by conference organizers.

Question-Comments and Dominating Q&A

Please do not overtake the Q&A period of a session to push your own agenda, hide comments in the guise of questions, or dominate this time to speak, especially if you are in a privileged group. Presenters or session facilitators will ask you to stop this.

Reporting Information

If at any point during the meeting you feel uncomfortable or harassed, or if you witness any violations of these policies, please reach out to anyone who introduces themselves at the start of the day as a conference organizer or is wearing a rainbow lanyard. You can also use our anonymous form:

This code of conduct is based on the CLAPS code of conduct and critlib unconference code, which has been adapted from the NYC Archives Unconference Code of Conduct, which is based on the SAA Code of Conduct and the AdaCamp event policies.