Twin Cities Veg Fest 2012 is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and harassment-free experience for all participants, which includes all attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and volunteers. All attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, disability, physical appearance, body size, or dietary practice.
We expect all participants to treat each other with respect. Participants should think about the shared space they’re in and the needs of others, and adjust their behavior to meet the goals of a common good for the community, i.e., expressing what they want to say, but accepting and accommodating the needs of others.
We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of the event, including talks or exhibits. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments intended to humiliate or belittle, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized, disrespectful, or intimidating environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. Anyone being harassed, or noticing that someone else is being harassed, or having any other concerns, should please contact a member of event staff immediately.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value everyone’s participation.
- Event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organizer phone: 612-276-2242
- UMN security: 612-624-2677
Event staff and volunteers, please see our policy for handling code of conduct violations.