LaDIYfest Sheffield events are run on the insistence that all attendees will be respectful and thoughtful to all other attendees, participants and organisers. This means no individual should be made to feel uncomfortable or oppressed by any other individual’s opinions or actions. If a discussion becomes personal, we trust that participants will keep what is said inside the room and behave with kindness and consideration when responding.
We request that everyone allows space for other individuals to contribute. This means that all participants should be considerate of how much they are speaking to avoid dominating the conversation, and never interrupt other people who are sharing their views. We also encourage participants to listen to views which are different from their own, but feel confident in expressing opposition in a non-confrontational way. We are here to learn from each other.
Harassment, hostility and aggression will not be tolerated in any form and if we feel that you have overstepped these boundaries we will challenge this and you may be asked to leave. If anyone experiences discomfort or concern about something that happens at one of our events we encourage you to make one of the organisers aware in whatever way you feel able. We will take any report of such behaviour very seriously and you will have our support. This policy also extends to all online resources (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Google email and mailing list, etc) attached to LaDIYfest Sheffield.
We hope people of all genders, abilities, ages, ethnicities and sexualities will feel welcome to participate in our meetings and events, therefore any form of discriminatory language is not acceptable.