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A pronoun is how you refer to someone, for example using she or
Don’t make assumptions about someone’s identity and think about the ways that people from minority groups may be impacted in different ways by the issues you discuss. Be aware that your experiences as a lesbian, bi, queer woman or non-binary person are not necessarily the same as everybody else in the room. Be aware of any position and privileges you may bring regarding for example your race, your class, your gender identity, your ability or your age. Try not to make generalising statements such as 'All women hate X'.
Racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, disableism, fatphobia, ageism or discrimination on basis of ethnicity, immigration status, or religious, cultural, and/or spiritual beliefs, or any other kind of oppressive
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Try to use clear, uncomplicated language and to avoid any acronyms and in-jokes. If you mention a theory or person, please give a brief description of who they are, no matter how well known you believe they are.
Give people a heads up if you are going to discuss something that others might find upsetting. Sometimes upsetting things happen and we need to be able
Space to Speak
Please be aware that it is difficult for those belonging to marginalised groups or minority groups to participate in discussions both online and in person. Do not talk over people and try to gauge whether it is appropriate for you to speak on certain topics. Try to give less confident and quieter people a chance to speak.
Privacy and Confidentiality
At the entrance, there will be stickers for people who do not wish to be photographed during the event. We will ask everybody to respect the fact that not everybody is “out” everywhere outside of this space so if you use social media, please do not share any contact information or
Everything in this safer spaces agreement also extends to social media, including Twitter and Facebook, so keep that in mind when using social media today.