Wasteland Weekend’s Code Of Conduct

Wasteland Weekend has always had rules and guidelines. The full list can be found on the FAQ / RULES tab. But we felt like this was a good time to remind people about the specific guidance spelled out in our code of conduct / harassment policy, So we will highlight it here.

SHORT VERSION:

All members of the Wasteland Weekend community have the right to be treated with — and the responsibility to treat others with — dignity and respect. Wasteland Weekend reserves the right to restrict the display of any symbols it considers hate symbols at any time. Displays of the confederate flag are banned at our events.

Your attendance at one of our events, and your membership in our online community can be revoked at any time, at the discretion of our staff, for any reason, with or without notice. Our most important goal is the safety and enjoyment of our attendees.

Should you need to report any security issues from our events or on our social media channels (when you are NOT currently AT one of our events), please use this form:
https://form.jotform.com/201766647992167

For general non-emergency questions that are not about reporting a particular incident, you can email us at:
security@wastelandweekend.com

 

LONGER VERSION:

WASTELAND WEEKEND CODE OF CONDUCT

All members of the Wasteland Weekend/Wasteland World community have the responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect, and the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Wasteland World events including Wasteland Weekend (“WW”) are intended to be safe and enjoyable for all attendees. It is the policy of WW to maintain an environment as free as possible from violence, bigotry, bullying, or harassment.

This policy extends to WW live events and activities, WW social media groups, or elsewhere. Your attendance at one of our events, and your membership in our online community can be revoked at any time, at the discretion of our staff, with or without notice. Our most important goal is the safety and enjoyment of our attendees.

Examples of violations of our code of conduct can include:

  • Harassment or derogatory comments, slurs, or epithets, based on race, religion, gender, gender expression or identity, or sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or national origin.
  • Unwanted sexual advances.
  • Sexual intimidation or threats.
  • Making or threatening reprisals after negative response to sexual advances.
  • Surreptitiously taking photos or videos of an individual for sexual purposes orusing such photos to harass or bully. (The above are examples, not a complete list).Interpretation as to which incidents rise to the level of violations of our policies are at the sole interpretation of our staff.

    Wasteland Weekend reserves the right to restrict the display of any symbols it considers hate symbols at any time. Displays of the confederate flag are banned at our events.

    EMERGENCIES ON SITE – If you have an emergency at Wasteland Weekend, or are concerned for your or someone else’s safety or well-being, please go to our medical tent (marked with a red cross), our command center (next to the Wasteland Gate), or find one of our security personnel (usually wearing a blue arm band).SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES

    WW offers resources to individuals who may have experienced assault, harassment, bullying, or sexual intimidation at our events.

    Any volunteer you see wearing a walkie-talkie should be able to direct you to a member of our security or medical staff. As a victim, you will have the right to choose what resources you use, with whom you will speak, what you will say, and when you will say it. We offer legal reporting of incidents, but we DO NOT require it. We believe it is a victim’s right to share as much or as little info about an incident as they feel comfortable.

     

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

LOCAL TO WASTELAND VALLEY: Women’s Center High Desert, Inc. 134 South China Lake Blvd Ridgecrest, CA 93555

24 hour hotline (760) 375-0745

Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

1921 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
24-Hour Hotline (661) 327-1091 Toll Free (800) 273-7713

NATIONAL:

RAINN / National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (24 hours). National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) (M-F 7am-5pm PT) or info@nami.org

REPORTING

Should you wish to report someone who is in violation of our event policies, a danger to you or someone else, or a threat to safety, please contact one of our staff members while on site. If no longer on site, please use our security incident form:
https://form.jotform.com/201766647992167

For general non-emergency questions that are not about reporting a particular incident, you can email us at:
security@wastelandweekend.com

Violation of our policies may result in any or all of the following:

  • Referral to law enforcement
  • Immediate expulsion from the event
  • A ban on participating in future events or online communities
  • Any other action related to our events or online presence we deem necessaryWe can revoke or refuse admission to any Wasteland World event to anyone, at any time, for any reason.Attendance at our private events is a privilege, not a right.