Collective Strength Code of Conduct

All Collective Strength attendees—including speakers, organizers, and sponsors—must abide by this code of conduct. Take a moment to read it, and help us create a safe environment for all.

Collective Strength values the diversity and inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized people. You can expect to meet a range of people at our events. We expect everyone to use this as an opportunity to learn, grow, and respectfully interact with new people. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, age, political affiliation, or religion are considered inappropriate behavior and will not be tolerated. Sexual language and imagery is also not appropriate at Collective Strength events or on our Meetup page.

Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices (including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment), deliberate misgendering or use of “dead” or rejected names, unwanted physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention also will not be tolerated.

Please note that all attendees of events taking place at Indy Hall must also abide by the Indy Hall Code of Conduct

What happens if you violate these rules

If you are asked to stop any harassing behavior, you are expected to do so immediately.

If you violate this code of conduct, you may be warned, asked to leave the event, or even banned from future events. This decision will be at the discretion of the event organizers.

What to do if there’s an issue

We are here to help you out any way we can! If something or someone has made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to Sara and Katel, your Collective Strength organizers. You can do this anonymously if you want.

Here’s how to reach us:

  • Come to us directly during the event. We will be clearly identified!
  • Email us after the event at with information about the incident, and whether you want to be contacted to discuss further.
  • Leave a voicemail at (267) 225-5923. ‬

You can be as involved as you want in the process that follows your report. We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action we deem most useful for preventing a recurrence.

We will respect confidentiality requests. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of others. We will not name reporting parties without their explicit consent.

Thank you for helping us keep our events safe, inclusive, and rad!

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