An interdisciplinary symposium on freedom of expression
in the age of digital censorship and surveillance

What do we mean when we say 'content moderation'?

Digital Censorship, Surveillance and Creative Workers

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Hart House, University of Toronto

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Our Code of Conduct

This symposium is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, technical skill level, or academic level. We do not tolerate harassment of symposium participants or organizers in any form. Symposium participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the symposium organizers.

Expected Behaviour

We expect that symposium participant and organizors remain mindful of, and takes responsibility for, their speech and behavior. This includes:
Always acting out of respect and concern for the free expression of others.
Actively listening to others and not dominating discussions.
Respecting physical and emotional boundaries.
Not making assumptions about identity, experiences, or preferred pronouns.
Not using words that are racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, transphobic, cissexist or ableist.
Humbly accepting respectful correction (or correcting yourself!), keeping in mind that the impact of your words on other people is more important than your intent.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, technical skill level, or academic level.
Sexual "jokes" and images in public spaces
Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
Harassing photography or recording
Sustained disruption of talks or other events
Inappropriate physical contact
Unwelcome sexual attention
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

Exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria: (a) the organizers have specifically granted permission in writing, (b) it is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists, (c) it is presented in a respectful manner, especially towards women, LGBTQIA people and people of colour, (d) attendees are warned in advance in the program and respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand. This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

For any conduct reports or concerns please contant us at pegah.vaezi@mail.utoronto.ca.

This code is inspired by the code of conduct from Our Networks and adapted from the anti-harassment policy from the Geek Feminism Wiki and Gamma Space Code of Conduct.