For almost 20 years now, EXARC organises conferences where people are supportive and the atmosphere safe. We expect we will continue this way in the future and have no signals that would make us think otherwise. However, having seen the example of the SAA Conference this year where less pleasant things happened unexpectedly, the EXARC Board decided to put an anti-harassment policy in place, of which we hope we will not need it.
EXARC is committed to providing a harassment- discrimination-free congress experience for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, socioeconomic status, birthplace or any other line of oppression. We do not tolerate harassment, discrimination or violent behaviour of conference participants in any form. While attending or volunteering for EXARC in any capacity, you agree to help create spaces that are and feel as safe as possible by respecting other people's physical and social boundaries.
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