621 Gallery’s Safer Space Policy is intended to help us be a supportive, non-threatening environment for all who participate. We want this place to be welcoming and engaging, and we encourage everyone – visitors, event presenters, volunteers, and collective members – to be proactive in creating an atmosphere where the safety of others is validated.
In this spirit, we are survivor-centric and survivor-oriented, and violence, abuse, sexual assault, and discrimination will not be tolerated. Everyone entering 621 Gallery is asked to be aware of their language and behavior and to think about whether it might be harmful to others. We define oppressive behavior as any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens, or harms anyone on the basis of ability, age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, language, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, self-expression, sexual orientation, species, status as a parent or other such factors.
By entering 621 Gallery, and/or participating in 621’s events and activities, you agree to abide by the following guidelines:
- Respect peoples’ opinions, beliefs, experiences, and differing points of view.
- Respect everyone’s identity and background, including pronouns and names. Do not assume anyone’s gender identity, sexual preference, survivor status, economic status, background, health, etc.
- Respect everyone’s physical and emotional boundaries. Check-in before discussing topics that may be triggering (e.g. sexual abuse, physical violence, or encounters with police), and use trigger warnings during presentations and events.
Physical and/or verbal threats will not be tolerated at 621 under any circumstances.
Disruptive individuals may be asked to leave the space.
Be responsible for your own actions; be aware that your actions have an effect on others, despite what your intentions may be. Listen and change your behavior if someone tells you that you are making them uncomfortable.
Be aware of your prejudices and privileges and the space you take up at 621. Alcohol is permitted only during pre-approved special events, and we request that it be used in moderation at those times.
The collective members and staffers at 621 Gallery are empowered to enforce these rules. If you cannot abide by the guidelines mentioned above, 621 Gallery reserves the right to ask you to leave.