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December 13 & 14 in Philly Support OpenNews!

Code of Conduct

SRCCON SAFETY HELPLINE: Members of the conference team will be available via voice or text at (612) 584-1131, or by email at

SRCCON:POWER and OpenNews are committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for participants of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs. We’ve written this code of conduct not because we expect bad behavior from our community—which, in our experience, is overwhelmingly kind and civil—but because we believe a clear code of conduct is one necessary part of building a respectful community space.

SRCCON:POWER participants agree to:

If any attendee engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any lawful action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to warning the offender or asking the offender to leave the conference. (If you feel you have been unfairly accused of violating this code of conduct, you should contact the conference team with a concise description of your grievance; any grievances filed will be considered by the entire OpenNews team.)

Our code of conduct covers the entirety of our time together for SRCCON:POWER, including evening activities. We understand there could also be experiences or interactions that happened before, and independent of, our event that may affect your capacity to participate fully. We request that if you have such concerns, and feel comfortable doing so, let us know about them in advance, during, or after the conference.

During SRCCON:POWER, we will publicize a contact email and phone number, in addition to pointing out the staff in matching T-shirts so you know who to contact if you see or experience an issue. We welcome your feedback on this and every other aspect of SRCCON:POWER, and we thank you for working with us to make it a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates.

Above text is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0. Credit to Citizen Code of Conduct, the Django Project’s code of conduct and Theorizing the Web code of conduct from which we’ve extensively borrowed, with general thanks to the Ada Initiative’s “how to design a code of conduct for your community.”

In addition to this code of conduct, we also have a care and support page with dteails about how we can care for one another.