code of conduct

Ephemera Reading Series wants to be a safe and comfortable space for everyone; we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all attendees. Please read and understand this code of conduct before attending one of our events. All attendees are expected to abide by this code for the duration of every Ephemera event, including informal pre- or post- event activities and events held online. 

Discrimination or harassment of any kind is not tolerated at Ephemera events. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to gender or gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion, as well as deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwanted display of graphic and/or sexual images or videos, doxxing, attempts to compromise others’ digital security or privacy, and unwelcome sexual attention. Please do not touch anyone without their consent; this includes manipulating or moving any mobility device or aid a person may be using without asking the person first. Please do not disrupt service animals.

If you feel that you are being discriminated against or harassed, or if you notice someone behaving inappropriately or discriminating against or harassing anyone at one of our events (whether in-person or online), we respectfully suggest the following: If you feel comfortable doing so, point out the inappropriate behavior to the person(s) involved. If you do not feel comfortable talking with the person(s) involved or if talking to them does not resolve the issue, please report the situation immediately to a member of the Ephemera Collective — Jen Albert, KT Bryski, or anyone they have indicated is helping them at the event in question — or to a Glad Day staff member. Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately, and may be required to leave the event. If harassment occurs during virtual events, offenders may be blocked and banned from in-person events. Attendees previously banned by another organization and/or event may also be required to leave. We are prepared to contact local law enforcement if necessary.

The Ephemera Collective reserves the right to amend these rules at any time without prior or posted notice and reserves the right of interpretation. 

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