Creating Safer Spaces

We are committed to maintaining a dance community that is safe, welcoming and inclusive. As part of that commitment, we have adopted the below anti-harassment policy, and we do not tolerate harassment at our events.

If you have any concerns about something you have experienced or witnessed at a dance event, please let us know – either by contacting us at info@RDUblue.com or speaking to an organizer. We take reports of harassment seriously, and we will respond to all reports with respect and confidentiality.

If you have ideas on how we can continue to make our dance community a safer space, please get in touch! You can contact us at info@RDUblues.com or via our Facebook page.

RDU Blues Anti-Harassment Policy

RDU Blues is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and respectful space for our community members. At all our events, we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for every participant, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, physical appearance, body size, age, race or dance ability.

Harassment includes (though is not limited to) deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, dance skill level, or dance role. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect all participants to help create and maintain a safe, respectful and harassment-free space at RDU Blues events.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, RDU Blues organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling the offender from the event with no refund. Egregious behavior or repeated warnings or expulsions may result in permanent expulsion from all events organized by RDU Blues.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please talk to an organizer. We take reports of harassment seriously and are committed to responding appropriately and with confidentiality to reports of harassment.

 

Contact information:

Organizer email: info@RDUblues.com or RaleighDurhamBlues@gmail.com

Triangle Dance Studio: 919.274.3265

Durham Police and non-emergency: 919.560.4600

Emergency: 911

Durham’s Best Cab Company: 919.680.3330

 

Last updated January 2016.

This policy is adapted from: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tcj6rZN86Rp5-J0oR84WBgK-Rh2IrHgeijSIJMfQl4A/edit