By attending our Equitea meetings, you agree to abide by the following guidelines.
- This is a space for everyone to learn and grow.
Remember, no-one is perfect, If you make a mistake, remember to apologise and learn from it. If someone says something that is incorrect, please make sure to correct them kindly, rather than berating them.
- The voices and needs of the most vulnerable in any given conversation should be prioritised.
As such, please be conscious of how much space you’re taking up in a conversation. Please be extra conscious if you hold a privileged or dominant identity when discussing a form of inequality or oppression. Listen to and amplify the voices of those who have the lived experience; do not talk over them.
- Disagree with ideas, not people.
Use "I" statements to speak from your personal perspective, rather than making generalizations.
- Avoid playing devil’s advocate.
Specifically, do not argue for contrarian positions that you do not actually hold.
If an individual continually breaches this code of conduct, they will be barred from attending these meetings.
This Code of Conduct was inspired by the Code of Conduct for the University of Michigan Astronomy Department's Equi-tea meetings.