Our event is about reproductive justice and is, at its core, about being as inclusive as possible. To that end, our event has an explicit code of conduct that we expect all participants and attendees to adhere to in order to make the space as safe and inclusive as possible.
In short, we ask that participants and attendees to WE WILL NOT YIELD center the idea that policing other people’s choices and bodies is inherently antithetical to reproductive justice.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR WE WILL NOT YIELD:
It is important that in a reproductive justice space like WE WILL NOT YIELD everyone participating honors that people make all kinds of reproductive health decisions and all those decisions should be respected. Everyone recognizes that based on an array of social and cultural realities — such as race, class, gender identity, disability/ability, religious or spiritual beliefs, body size, and/or sexual orientation (among others) — people will have very different experiences and all of those should be given space and voice. Everyone acknowledges that not all women have vaginas, uteruses, or other factors that lead to an assignment at birth, and that our language choices must reflect this reality, not deny it.
At WE WILL NOT YIELD, we expect participants and attendees to be respectful of all other people and groups of people, to not dehumanize someone else or a group of people, to not use caricatures of other groups of people, to be aware that people have all kinds of abilities and most disabilities are not visible, and to recognize and honor that people in our crowd are from an array of economic and educational backgrounds.
We ask that all participants and attendees respect this code of conduct at WE WILL NOT YIELD. Help us welcome everyone, make everyone feel welcome, and not just honor but celebrate every single person’s choices, experiences, and lives.
(This code has been inspired by the work of Clap BACC ATX)