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Trying to think with Transformative justice and Queering damage and Manifestos of care about the way COC's can be 'consequential'.
Cases: Varia + Constant
After being removed, how to come back
Flexibility, contradictions. Assesment
Differences for on-line / off-line
example of Geek Feminism CoC being replicated in a lot of other Coc
problem [is not always] risk
who / what calls out. who / what calls in
a process for dealing with things
something needs to go quick
COC as a checklist/sensitizer
NOT repeating it
Making a public note about it
Process towards making a public apology
Some things cannot be undone.
Not concealing it
Different kinds of conflict
- it is not just about individuals.
Types of breaches
complications between internal and external rules
different ways of bringing these things in the room
is the person who went against the CoC feeling that there has been a mistake? two different situations can emerge from this
- obligatory QD workshop
- read this text
What is the level of awareness in the conflict?
Is it a situation of calling in or calling out?
Do we have the energy to call in?
someone directly effected
And what does this someone need?
Should this be communicated to the group?
Is there a difference between physical and mental violence? (we think not?)
Are there distinction between physcial or violence ?
Response-ability: are you able to respond? are you in a situation to respond? (not just a fixed lega)
can be the ears?
Clearly definded person to listen outside main orgainsers
- communicate to direct
- communcate to listener
- communcate to organisation
Role-switching/Role-playing and the issue of stereotypes
Animals who have a conflict
[from the calling-in/calling-out discussion]
giving a person another role where they can learn the dependencies within the group
CoC is a performative document, so what you write about the consequences becomes performative in itself
witnessing a violation
the organisers went to the person 'don't do it again or get out'
the person who was affected only wanted to attend, not give a report on why the specific occurance happened
whisperbots: volunteers that are observing but also catching sensations in the room and flagging them to the group
creativity of whisperbots?
whispering ... is this a good thing? There is also amplification?
what is the process? is it going to be made dicssed in public, do you mind being named,
Content dicussion :
speed ... the need to slow (some) things (sometimes) down.
continual consent. 'Is it still ok?'
taking time for consent
( Ask several times )
Reminders of opting out / opting in
Good processes to gain consent in group:
Asking consent to action
Then gain the consent again and action
group work is so compelling to break the flow as an individual
[thinking about Loren + Julie + Elo as 'flaggers']
examples of situations:
Dominance of certain people
Checking before using an external space whether it fits a certain
Responding to crticism
Action for future:
check list of question before using space
To dealing with problamtic behaviour of the organisation:
discussion written response
feedback to larger group
Recurse center is a concrete space, they have 3 intersting pieces : "Social Rules", "Code of Conduct", and "Response Protocol"
The code of conduct :
The response protocol :
- it moves the conflict out of the room
- the people involved in the conflict are described as functionaries and not part of the situation: who we are is entangled with how we see problems
The social rules don’t cover harassment or discrimination. For that, we have a separate code of conduct enforced by the RC faculty. All members of the RC community are expected to abide by our code of conduct.
A detailed story of how a report of rape has been handled in a community :
The context :
The report :
A code of conduct with a multi layered consequence section (Sudweb is a 2 days long geek event) :
anti-carceral thinking: assuming as members of society that crime is not just other people's problems
care team? taking training for this? but if the roles stay the same, it creates an outside to the community
it's not an option to put a CoC in the room without saying what will happen; it is hurtful and it means work for the flagger
consequence of the CoC itself is that it needs to have consequences
reporting is work
including the consequences of a CoC gives the reporter agency to make a decision of whether you want to engage in a process of work
process and figures in a process
- based on speed: immediate / non-immediate
different traditions of definiting/dealing with conflict
different approaches to dealing with conflict within the team, but once they are written in a document, the disagreements don't work anymore
de-naturalising of being together gives a sense of loss
consequences in relation to risks: it's not about risk prevention or dealing with risk, but it is about not putting people in difficult situations
marie bardet: how can we work with force?
Varia's code of conduct (as of October 2019):
A not free resource :