Code of Conduct
Building community means asking what can we do together.
What does it mean to be apart of the Strong Asian Lead community?
Here are 11 basic codes of conduct in our spaces and outside our spaces. (June 2022)
Anyone violating the code of conduct will be asked to leave.
If you experience an unpleasant or uncomfortable encounter with a guest who attends our event, it is your responsibility to report it to Masami, or any one of our volunteer staff.
It is preferred to have a witness or second opinion confirm these actions, but is not a requirment.
This person in question will be confronted by Masami or Staff and spoken to firmly. This will be their first discussion and warning. We believe in second chances if there was a misunderstanding or moment of poor judgment. This is your first “CALL IN”
If that person returns to another event and more people have the same or similar issue with this person, our attendees will be publicly notified of this person and that person will be confronted again and asked to leave and will not be invited back.
We call them out publicly because we believe in holding people accountable for their actions and it is the responsibility of the community to keep each other safe.
By working together, we can keep our spaces safe and continue our public events. If we as a community decide not to hold people accountable and keep our spaces safe, then Strong Asian Lead will no longer create in-person events and it will become an exclusive invite-only arrangement. We don’t want to do that, but that’s what it will become if we as a community cannot keep our spaces safe and inclusive.
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NOTE TO EVERYONE:
If you are ever in a position at our events where you feel uncomfortable with a person or in a situation, we encourage your and ask that you find our leaders or hosts of the events and notify them of the situation so that we can make sure that person is spoken to and taken care of. If that person continues to be a problem, then they will be asked to leave our events and physically kicked out if they continue to show up.
You always have the power to handle these things yourself, but we will always be available to assist you with these issue and step in, especially when there is more than one instance of uncomfortable safe space.