The Library Street Community Centre runs on a non hierarchical, consensus model; anyone using the space has a right to input into how the space is organised at the weekly open meetings. These meetings decide guidelines for the space and are used to try and ensure everyone’s voice is heard. The following safer spaces policy was agreed on by a meeting of people involved in the space.
Safer Spaces Agreement
- We aim to make this space as we want the world to be; people should all be treated as equals, regardless of class, race, sex, gender, sexual preference, colour, belief, age, ability, or difference.
- Everyone has a right to be respected and treated equally and within the space sexist, racist, classist, ableist, homo/transphobia and other oppressive statements/behaviours will not be tolerated and may result in a person being asked to leave.
- We ask everyone to be aware of their personal privileges (such as race, gender, class, etc.) and to reflect them in their actions.
- If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe around another person in the building, please talk to other people involved in the space and ask for support. Be aware of what is going on around you and take up responsibility if needed.
- Some areas may be off limits as they are designated for the people who are living in Colorama2. Even if this can create hierarchies, please respect those spaces that people consider their home and may need to feel safe in.