Policy on Safety, Privacy and Informed Consent
Our intention is to create a space that is as safe as possible where all activity is consensual. “No” means “no”. “Maybe” means “no”. Silence means “no”. People who act in a non-consensual fashion, or who make others feel uncomfortable will be asked to leave. People who are unduly aggressive to other participants or staff will also be asked to leave.
We are using Zoom as our platform. As such, you can always choose to “change name”; turn video on/ off and/ or mute yourself. Your voice will be recorded if you choose to speak. You can type your questions in the chat box, and/ or private message the presenter your questions (depending on the presenter) and are welcomed to participate to the level you feel comfortable with.
We believe in a dignity of risk approach to sex education. Rather than insisting that people practice certain activities in certain ways, we believe in respecting each individual’s autonomy and self-determination to make choices for themselves. While all care is taken to make the space as safe as possible, we cannot guarantee that you will not experience any emotional disturbance or discomfort during the festival. Often this discomfort is part and parcel of finding oneself in a new environment or learning something new. Please take responsibility for yourself first and let us know if you have concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.