[hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Jan 27 04:41:05 CET 2014

Al, you might just put up a sign that says, no cross burnings on the lawn.
I mean it's important for people to know your hackerspace is a lynching
free location.

I am going to go with the german on this one.  Do you have such a huge
problem with harassment that you need to put up a sign?

On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM, Moritz <moritz at headstrong.de> wrote:

> On 01/27/2014 04:27 AM, Al Billings wrote:
> > Putting up a sign shows that maybe, just a little, some people in the
> > group give a shit about welcoming folks, accepting diversity, and want
> > to be clear that discrimination and such are not to be tolerated.
> See, that is the underlying disagreement here. I *expect* that from
> *any* group I participate in. And I *see* that it works well, and people
> actively make steps towards this. They don't need a sign! To the
> contrary, most people I know react allergic to signs and policies, and a
> sign would be counterproductive. Quite similarly to "I read a LOT of
> books, but any book on the official agenda of my school I didn't bother
> even touching.".
> The only effective method is to *live* the policies, as members, and pay
> a lot of attention to how new arrivals behave, and then take them into a
> 1:1 conversation.
> --mo
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