Safe Space Policy

Diversity Matters upholds the Safe Space policy:

Diversity Matters and its partners are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive space for all attendees at our events. We believe that all guests should be free from intimidation or harassment, resulting from prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, marital or maternity/paternity status, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, trans status, socioeconomic status, or ideology or culture, or any other form of distinction

Diversity Matters believes in scratching out:

Racism
Sexism
Homophobia
Ageism
Discrimination
Transphobia

The rise of safe spaces have allowed for minority groups to become stronger as they are able to effectively organize on issues which affect them, without having the space derailed by groups who do not identify within that specific liberation group. However, some argue safe spaces, are unfair to groups who want to partake in the discussion but are now excluded therefore their voices being silenced on a debates. Many liberation activists find it exhausting to constantly have to answer questions about the importance of creating their own space and being able to dismantle systematic oppression on their own terms.” Bee Tadudeen, Black Blossoms founder

 

 

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