Level Up Showcase Inclusivity Statement
The following policy has been built with gratitude from the template offered by the Inclusivity Statement (http://www.differentgames.org/inclusivity-resources/) of the Different Games Conference http://www.differentgames.org/:
“We are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are detrimental to the growth of a rich and vibrant gaming community. We believe that gaming communities are filled with diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all community members. As such, this conference values inclusiveness and the maintenance of a safe and accountable space for all participants.
Maintaining a safe and accountable environment means that we commit to treating each other with respect and care. It also means that it’s understandable to make mistakes, and that we hold each other and ourselves accountable as we grow, by acknowledging and appreciating the diversity of voices and experiences within our community and commit to ensuring that all are welcome at Level Up Showcase.
Maintaining a Respectful and Accountable Space
Respect the wishes of people who do not want to be photographed or appear in photos.
If you see people behaving inappropriately, please bring it to the attention of one of our staff or volunteers and allow us to respond to the situation. Or if you find yourself in conflict seek our assistance for mediation or support. Allow us to handle conflict resolution for any circumstance that compromises Level Up Showcase as a safe space. Level Up Showcase actively opposes all forms of harassment and hate speech. If you experience any marginalizing or silencing behaviour which limits your full participation, please find a Level Up Showcase volunteer or organizer (identifiable by T-Shirt or lanyard).
If you deliberately ignore these guidelines, repeatedly disrupt the event and other attendees, and/or no resolution can be met or agreed upon, you will be asked to leave Level Up Showcase.”
Further Reading Here are more resources available for understanding how you can participate in creating a safer and more inclusive space:
From The Border House:
-Discussion Policies: https://web.archive.org/web/20150812110040/http://borderhouseblog.com/?page_id=65
-GaymerX Rules: http://gaymerx.com/rules/
The Different Games Conference document may be accessed online at: goo.gl/Le1QJp