The basics: We’re here to learn! Please respect yourself, others, and the space!
No name calling, threats, or aggressive language.
Speak for yourself, your experiences, what you notice and what you feel. Instead of assuming or generalizing others’ experiences, use “I” statements and let other people speak for themselves.
Assume best intent; attend to impact.
Remember conversations are much more interesting than sales pitches.
Be open to being challenged on oppressive perspectives, such as racism, sexism, or homophobia.
For sources and facilitation inspiration, see: “Emergent Strategy” by adrienne maree brown, “Digital Defense Playbook” by Our Data Bodies, “Fumbling Towards Repair” by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan, and the “Teaching Community Technology Handbook” by the Detroit Community Technology Project
For a pep talk on the spirit of support we’re intending for this online community, read the top post in the SDE Support forum