Halloween & Policy

Celebrating an Inclusive and Safe Halloween Atmosphere at Fame

Fame is committed to running an inclusive and safe atmosphere where every person is to feel welcomed and accepted.

Fame values creativity, insightful discussion, and freedom of expression, but not at the expense, alienation, humiliation, or harm of others. This includes, but not limited to:

• Costumes that demean or stereotype another culture or sexual or gender identity
• Impersonating races and ethnicities
• Taking another culture’s sacred symbols and rituals for mockery or fashion

All concerns brought to the attention of management are welcomed and will be taken seriously. Please bring your concerns to management right away, so they can be addressed as quickly as possible.

Each situation will be assessed on an individual basis. If you have overstepped any of these boundaries, Fame will hold you accountable for your actions and will help to facilitate understanding and awareness of those actions.

Inclusive and Safe Environment Policy

Fame is committed to running an inclusive and safe environment where every person is to feel welcomed and accepted.

Fame operates on the insistence that all staff, volunteers and attendees will be respectful and thoughtful to all other staff, volunteers and attendees. This means no individual should be made to feel uncomfortable or subject to unjust treatment or oppression.

Fame values creativity, insightful discussion, and freedom of expression, but not at the alienation, humiliation or harm of others. Fame hopes that all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, abilities, and cultures will feel welcome and therefore any form of discrimination is not acceptable.

Harassment, hostility, humiliation and any behaviour– be it physical or verbal – will not be tolerated in any form. This can include, but is not limited to:

• homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic or oppressive comments of any kind
• sexual harassment
• participating in cultural appropriation meaning someone from a dominant culture using elements (example, clothing, symbolism, rituals) from another culture that has been systemically oppressed

If you have overstepped any of these boundaries, Fame is committed to holding you accountable for your actions and will help to facilitate understanding and awareness of those actions.

Management at Fame has the right to remove any staff member, volunteer or attendees who is creating an unsafe atmosphere. Each situation will be assessed on an individual basis.

All concerns brought to the management will be taken seriously and addressed immediately. It is crucial that your concerns are brought to management in a timely manner so that they can be addressed as soon as possible.