PCD Ethiopia Code of Conduct

PCD Ethiopia Code of Conduct


By being present in the vicinity of venue on the event date, you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct put in this page. You also agree to not try to win complaints over technicalities of the Code of Conduct when 2 or more than 2 people are presented as witnesses.

This includes all attendees, speakers, workshop leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and staff.


Disclaimer 👋⚠

The PCD team is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Anyone participant who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from PCD event at the discretion of the PCD organizers.

PCD prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. PCD reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding but not limited to:

• ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’

• Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”

• Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial

• Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions


Definitions of Harassment include but are not limited to: 🛑⚖

• Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion

• Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment

• Deliberate mis-gendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names

• Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate

• Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop

• Threats of violence

• Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm

• Deliberate intimidation

• Stalking or following

• Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes

• Sustained disruption of discussion

• Unwelcome sexual attention

• Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

• Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease

• Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect other PCD community members or other vulnerable people from intentional abuse

• Publication of non-harassing private communication


🚫 Consequences, Reporting and Enforcement on Processing Community Day Ethiopia


Please contact the local PCD organizers if you'd like to report issues pertaining to any of the above listed or related harassment. If the issue is not resolved, you can afterwards contact Xin Xin, Dorothy Santos, Johanna Hedva, Lauren McCarthy, Casey Reas, or Dan Shiffman listed on day.processing.org/people. This team of organizers will be trained in how to address and report any incidents attendees bring to our attention. You may also contact us via email at day@processing.org.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the PCD team may take action we deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all PCD spaces (both on and offline) and identification of the participant as a harasser to other PCD community members and/or the general public.
You may also contact the PCD organizers via direct message. If the person who is harassing you is a member of staff, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence. If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct on the forum, we ask you report it by sending an email to day@processing.org. Please include your name and a description of the incident, and we respond as quickly as possible.


This policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and on the Processing Community Day website.


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