DABF Safer spaces policy

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This policy applies to the bookfair, the fundraising afterparty, the meeting spaces and online spaces. This policy is made in order to create an environment to foster free discussion and sharing of ideas, those engaging in abusive or oppressive behaviour will be asked to leave the space. We encourage all attendees to be aware of this policy, and to report to book-fair volunteers if they observe people engaging in abusive or oppressive behaviour.
 
We define the following as abusive behaviours which are not tolerated in this space;
 
Physical abuse
1. Violence and threat of violence (unless in self-defence) 
2. Use of force and threat of force (unless minimal to protect users of the space and the space itself) 
3. Rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment 
 
Verbal Abuse 
1. Personal insult (insults or aggression towards an individual)
2. Oppressive language (sexist, homophobic, transphobic, discriminatory in any way included racist, classist or ableist, insults or generalisations about a group of people are not welcome) 
3. Verbal harassment, sexual or otherwise (repeated uninvited personal comments or requests) I
n any cases we ask attendants to respect personal boundaries. If anyone is unsure what someone’s boundaries are, they need to stop what they are doing and ask.