This exploratory meeting has been sparked by numerous accounts and experiences of sexual assault, coercion, and unwanted advances in the community that have not been properly addressed. This includes a lack of support for those effected, holding those responsible accountable for their actions and providing/implementing a process of reintegration/exclusion for the sake of all involved.
The event organizers want to create a container and safe space for those effected by this clear lack of support to speak up and be a large part of the conversation in creating this process. They would like to become a resource and support system for those affected and hope to create a model that can be shared and passed on to other communities. Using social media, social capital and holding talking circles would be some of our methods as well as check-ins/check-ups on all involved. This is a seed in the ground that they hope will grow into something impactful.