This code of conduct will evolve as we learn more about the needs of the people who get involved with Everyday Superpowers and what language communicates that best.
This is version 1.0, updated on 21/07/2020.
Everyday Superpowers Code of Conduct
Everyday Superpowers works to facilitate a safe and supportive environment for all.
Everyone taking part in Everyday Superpowers events and activities is required to abide by the code of conduct below. This is regardless of location (including online) and includes the organising team, facilitators and volunteers as well as participants.
The organisers will try to deal fairly and respectfully with any issue brought to us. We may also make reasonable requests that are not specifically detailed here.
Ultimately everyone is responsible for themselves, their actions, and their own health.
You do not have to stay in any situation you feel uncomfortable in and you can leave at any time.
Harassment and Consent
Everyday Superpowers should be a safe space for all attendees, regardless of ethnicity, class, gender, disability, religion, age, physical ability, sexual orientation or lifestyle. Bigoted behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. Homophobic, racist, transphobic, ableist, sexist, or otherwise prejudiced behaviours are not acceptable.
We aim to run events that are friendly and convivial. No one should be put under any pressure to join in with things they do not want to do.
• any sexual behaviour
• physical contact (eg hugs or touching)
• taking part in an activity
• disclosing information
• discussing topics which are sensitive or personal
No means no, as does not saying yes. If someone asks you to leave them alone, do so.
Harassment is not acceptable.
In the event of harassment taking place, we encourage all participants of Everyday Superpowers events to talk to us. We’d also like to hear about things that make you uncomfortable, even if you don’t want us to take action. This way we can work to improve the situation.
Participants asked to stop any of the above behaviours are expected to comply immediately. They may also be required to leave the event/activity or cease further involvement with Everyday Superpowers. If an entrance fee has been paid, no refund will be given.
If you are unsure of the pronouns someone uses we encourage you to ask them or avoid gendered language by using “they” or their name instead of “he” or “she”.
We accept people’s self-identified gender for all purposes, including single-gender spaces.
theythem.xyz is a guide to gender neutral pronoun use and tips for dealing with accidental misgendering. Deliberate misgendering will be treated as harrassment.
Please respect people’s privacy, and be aware that not everyone at Everyday Superpowers may want information about their gender or other aspects of their life made public.
Ask permission before identifying anyone publicly or publishing their image, including online and especially on social media.
Do not take any photographs or other recordings of people without their express permission. It is your responsibility to make sure everyone involved is happy to be photographed or recorded. Ask every time.
If you believe an Everyday Superpowers organiser has taken your photograph without your permission please ask us as soon as possible to delete the image and we will do so. If you are a participant being asked by another participant to delete an image please do likewise.