First let me agree, violence and threats are unacceptable behavior. Please correct me if I am wrong, this change is being suggested as the result of observing a physically violent parent child interaction by a potential member. Does this revision achieve the desired result? At the time this parent child interaction was observed, we agreed that if the parent followed through with an application, their membership would not be approved. Fortunately, this person did not follow through with an application.
What does this proposed statement bind Hive13 governance to do as it is worded? Does it comply with the existing suspension and termination policy? Does it literally bind Hive13 to terminate a member who physically resists assault?
Where does Hive13 already prohibit violence and threats?
o Ohio law: “No person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another.” https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/chapter-2903
o No insults, no belittling or personally criticizing; no name-calling or even a back-handed compliments. All forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, are unacceptable here. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnic group, race, religion, political stance or other protected class status; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; repeated interruption; repeated violation of an individual’s stated boundaries; inappropriate physical contact, unwanted intrusion into an individual’s personal items or computer systems; and unwelcome sexual attention of any form. Individuals asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Perhaps adding the word violence to the Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy would achieve the desired result.
Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy
Hive13 will not tolerate violence, harassment or bullying of people at our events or within our space or in our online communications in any form, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. All visitors and members are expected to be aware of federal safety and harassment free workplace guidelines,
If you wish to report violence, harassment or bullying anonymously or privately, you can fill out an incident form available online and at the front desk, or send a confidential message explaining the situation to Leadership@hive13.org.
If you cannot be civil, Hive13 Leadership will take appropriate action, including:
· A warning. Good people sometimes go wrong. When informed, they own it and apologize.
· Membership Suspension and Expulsion from Hive13.
· Membership Termination. Do something bad enough and we jump right to this step.
To report an incident of harassment that you experienced, please use the Incident Report form (save a copy of the form and return it to Leadership@hive13.org)