Safer Spaces Policy

Miss Anthology recognizes that discrimination can and does exist even within the female and LGBTQIA+ communities. It will never be acceptable in our organization. Toward that end, the following procedures have been established in the unlikely case of our safe space policy being violated.

Behaviors that make participants in Miss Anthology activities feel uncomfortable or unsafe, physically or otherwise, are entirely unacceptable. These behaviors may include, but are not limited to:

>Hate speech or use of slurs

>Any kind of nonconsensual physical contact

>Threats, verbal or otherwise

>Destruction of property, whether it belongs to an individual, an organization, or          a venue

>Repetitive, intentionally disruptive conduct

All Miss Anthology events held at Marrow PDX will be subject to the behavior code and consequences of Marrow PDX. To learn more about them and their safe(r) space policy, check out their website here.

Any incidents that occur elsewhere during Miss Anthology events will be subject to the following procedures:

If a Miss Anthology coordinator or instructor witnesses unacceptable behavior from a student:

  1. The instructor will take the student aside to clearly outline, in private, what the unacceptable behavior was The student will be informed that if the problematic behavior continues in a repeated and/or intentional manner, they will need to leave the Miss Anthology activity.
  2. The instructor will fill out an incident report, which the student will be required to sign, outlining this information. Incident reports will be kept on file by Miss Anthology for reference.
  3. If the problematic behavior continues in a repeated and/or intentional manner, they will need to leave the Miss Anthology activity
  4. If the student needs to wait for contact person to retrieve them from the activity site, they will be removed to a supervised space not in direct contact with the rest of the students until the person picking them up arrives.
  5. If a student’s behavior results in their being removed from two Miss Anthology events, they will be barred from attending further Miss Anthology events.
  6. A meeting to appeal the barring may be arranged after one (1) year’s time from the initial barring.
  7. Students, their guardians/community contacts, or others who have questions about these policies are encouraged to email Miss Anthology: missanthologycomics@gmail.com

If a student reports unacceptable behavior from one of their peers:

  1. An instructor will take the reported student aside to clearly outline, in private, the unacceptable behavior that was reported. The complainant has the option to be a part of this exchange, or to remain anonymous. If the complainant has decided to be part of the dialogue, then the two or more parties come to an agreement about future interactions. The reported student will be informed that if their problematic behavior continues in a repeated and/or intentional manner, they will need to leave the Miss Anthology activity.
  2. The instructor will fill out an incident report, which the student will be required to sign, outlining this information. Incident reports will be kept on file by Miss Anthology for reference. The instructor who fills out this form will also record the name of the complainant, although this information will not be divulged to the reported student without the complainant’s express permission.
  3. Should the unacceptable behavior persist, the student will need to leave the Miss Anthology activity.
  4. If the student needs to wait for contact person to retrieve them from the activity site, they will be removed to a supervised space not in direct contact with the rest of the students until the person picking them up arrives.
  5. If a student’s behavior results in their being removed from two Miss Anthology events, they will be barred from attending further Miss Anthology events.
  6. A meeting to appeal the barring may be arranged after one (1) year’s time from the initial barring. Complainants will be invited to consult on whether or not the reported student should be allowed to reenter Miss Anthology’s safe space.
  7. Students, their guardians/community contacts or others who have questions about these policies are encouraged to email Miss Anthology: missanthologycomics@gmail.com

We are always open to discussing and revising our safe(r) spaces policy to make Miss Anthology a more secure, inclusive, and just environment for all participants. Please contact us with any concerns you may have!

missanthologycomics@gmail.com