Pixel Arts is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of people at our events or spaces in any form. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from activities at the discretion of Pixel Art’s staff.
Pixel Arts’ policy is that no person can be denied admission, restricted in their participation, or excluded from our educational benefits, programs, services, activities or employment due to a person’s age, sexuality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, veteran’s status, parental status, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
Our policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (revised 1992), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Harassment includes verbal comments and/or bodily conduct related to age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion. This includes but is not limited to sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual propositions or attention.
Active and persistent consent is of the utmost importance. Should you be uncertain or unclear of the difference between appropriate and inappropriate conduct, participants are expected to err on the side of restraint (don’t do it) and seek clarification from staff before acting. Any misconduct will be promptly investigated. Should you have a concern or complaint, please notify our Volunteer Coordinator, Kristin Micohn, or one of our Executive Directors, Will Lewis or Jeffrey Sens, regarding safe spaces to play, make and design games together.
People asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. The above policies apply to any and all involvement in Pixel Art’s activities including staff, volunteers, guests, visitors and participants.
For additional resources on creating safe maker spaces and events, we heartily recommend:
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network