At tonight's General Assembly, we had small breakout groups in which people discussed the issue of safety at the occupation and what folks might like to see in a Community Agreement. Some issues discussed included: racism, sexism, theft, substance use, smoking, noise, assault, etc.
The Safer Spaces Committee will be compiling all of this information and propose a Community Agreement for the GA in the coming days. In order to reach out to a wider variety of people, I am also contacting folks on this listserve for their individual input, or bring this topic to your working group, thematic group, or caucus for discussion!
The three questions asked to people at the GA tonight were as follows:
1. What does safety mean to you generally?Important!!! To keep your responses confidential with me: When you click "reply" or "reply to all," your email automatically sends to the entire listserve, so be sure to change it from "firstname.lastname@example.org" to "email@example.com."
2. What are safety concerns for you and others at the occupation?
3. What agreements could we make as a community that would make you feel safer in this space?