Code of Conduct

 

All participants of The BIPOC Book Critics Collective are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, both online and during in-person events that are hosted and/or associated with The BIPOC Book Critics Collective.

The Pledge

 

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

The Standards

 

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language

  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences

  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism

  • Referring to people by their preferred pronouns and using gender-neutral pronouns when uncertain

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

 

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment

  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission

  • Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as 'leave me alone,' 'go away,' or 'I’m not discussing this with you.'

  • The usage of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances

  • Swearing, usage of strong or disturbing language

  • Demonstrating the graphics or any other content you know may be considered disturbing

  • Starting and/or participating in arguments related to politics

  • Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation

  • Drug promotion of any kind

  • Attacking personal tastes

  • Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.

 

Enforcement

 

Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported by sending an email to editors@bipoccriticscollective.com. All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

We hold the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

 

Attribution

 

This Code of Conduct is adapted from dev.to and edited by the BIPOC Book Critics Collective. 

BIPOC Book Critics Collective

The BIPOC Book Critics Collective is  a safe, communal space for all BIPOC Critics - beginners to professionals - to come together and shed a spotlight on women and non-binary writers of color. We have a separate membership space and Podcast. We are not a non-profit, but we are striving to become one!

 

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