Join Black and Pink as we have a night of spa fun, spoken word poetry and music to raise funds for our advocacy work towards LGBTQIA individuals in the prison industrial complex.
Every little bit helps,
Every donation will go directly towards the post office box, postage, postcards and materials for our postcard potluck parties
***********Alexis Lillian Lefranc************
Black & Pink-San Diego Safe(r) Space Policy
Black & Pink-San Diego hosts spaces that identifies as Safe(r) Space. We ask everyone that attends to be aware of their language and behavior, and to think about whether it might be harmful to others.
Oppressive behavior as any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms anyone on the basis of ability, activist experience, age, economic and cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender identity, immigration status, language, housing status, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, self-expression, sexual orientation, status as a parent or other such factors.
The goal in hosting these events is to promote critical thought and dialog around an issue. We believe in education before action, and want to challenge ourselves to be open-minded. People come to our space from different backgrounds. In acknowledging institutional oppression, we acknowledge that we as individuals often repeat cycles of oppression, whether intentionally or not. Not everyone is familiar with the language we use, and no one is perfect. In order to engage in accountability and growth, we have to be coming from a place where we assume that people are trying their hardest.
With this in mind we also believe in accountability. We approach accountability as something that consciously occurs when individuals can learn from others and are mindful of what is said and how it is said and how it impacts others. If you are unwilling to work in a framework of accountability then we may not be the right space for you. Seriously, words and actions matter. Working within this framework here are some quick and easy general guidelines:
Respect peoples’ opinions, beliefs, experiences and differing points of view.
Respect everyone’s identity and background, including pronouns and names. Do not assume anyone’s gender identity, sexual preference, race, ethnicity, ability, survivor status, economic status, background, health, etc.
Respect everyone’s physical and emotional boundaries. Check in in before discussing topics that may be triggering (e.g. sexual abuse, physical violence or encounters with police, substance use, etc.), and use trigger warnings. Please ask for consent prior to engaging any form of physical contact. By first asking for permission, we are opening up space for others to tell us what they are comfortable with and ensure that we do not cross a line with regard to their boundaries, safety and comfort.
Black & Pink-San Diego will not be providing alcohol or other substances at our events. We respect the desire for people to consume alcoholic beverages in social settings and the need for some to use medical cannabis and we do not want to infringe upon that. We do ask that you be mindful when offering others alcohol or cannabis. Some people may be triggered by being offered these substances (whether it be dependency related or otherwise), so please be mindful of the comfort level of the environment when using these substances. Designated area may be provided at our events.
If you’re confused about how to honor any of the guidelines…ask!
You may be asked to leave if:
-You do not adhere to our Safe(r) Space Policy
-You are being discriminatory in any way
-You are interfering with the work of any of our dedicated organizers
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE CREATION OF SAFE(R) SPACES AND A BETTER WORLD! WITH LOVE AND SOLIDARITY!
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jul 10th, 2014 2:55 AM