Babycastles is a Safer Space

Babycastles is a community committed to being a safe, respectful and positive environment. Babycastles supports artists by providing a space for free expression of all people.

Babycastles will not tolerate language or behavior that is oppressive. We define oppressive behavior as:

**any kind of uninvited physical contact, sexual or otherwise
**comments or other behaviors that are racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic, ableist, classist, ageist, or otherwise discriminatory on the basis of physical appearance, orientation, gender presentation, ability, or cultural, economic, ethnic, national, educational, or religious background.
**deliberate intimidation; stalking
**harassing photography or recording
**use of discriminatory imagery
**sustained or willful disruption of events, programming, or services

A safe and respectful community is everyone's responsibility. We encourage you to make friends and look out for each other. If you see someone who might be in trouble, don't hesitate to ask them if they need support or let Babycastles know. If you feel you need assistance in order to get home safely, Babycastles will help you contact a car service of your choice.

We encourage you to engage in considerate, respectful, patient and generous conversation. If you're going to be saying anything potentially triggering to anyone in the room, please provide a warning. Respect people's right to leave the room, for any reason.

Individuals who have engaged in oppressive behaviors outside of Babycastles will be held accountable within it. Those with a history of being called out for sexual assault, abuse or other oppressive behaviors may not be permitted entry into the space.

Any member of Babycastles may ask you to leave at any time if your behavior makes others uncomfortable. Additionally, Babycastles is not above its own policies. All members of Babycastles are expected to adhere to all of the above. If something or someone is making you feel unsafe at Babycastles for any reason, we encourage you to tell a staff person, or write to:

Babycastles - meow@babycastles.com

With thanks to Emi Spicer and Michael Anthony Sanchez.