Our meetings, events, and our community should be safe spaces for people to gather, openly share and respectfully disagree, learn and work together. These spaces should be free from harassment, bullying or hate.
Everyone within our community is required to abide by the following Code of Conduct. We will mutually enforce this Code of Conduct and we expect cooperation from everybody to help ensure a safe environment. We want to create the right conditions to grow and diversify our support base.
Actions taken outside AFJM reflect upon our community, so be mindful of AFJM’s reputation and goodwill at public events and when posting on social media or online.
Acceptable behavior starts with you:
Be excellent to each other. We want our meetings and events to be excellent experiences for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other identities. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via microaggressions.
Speak up if you see or hear something. You are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, contact email@example.com or the event/social media moderators.
Engaging in harassing or disrespectful behavior may result in a warning, training, removal of posting privileges, or expulsion. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Harassment, abuse, intimidation, or discrimination includes, but is not limited to: prejudiced or discriminatory comments related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other identity; sexual imagery in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; offensive verbal language; and unwelcome sexual attention.