BRM STRIVES TO CREATE A SAFE(R) COMMUNITY FOR ENJOYING MUSIC FREE FROM HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION

BRM OFFICIAL CODE OF CONDUCT

This code of conduct applies to the Raga Massive community (which includes but is not limited to BRM employees, volunteers, hired artists, and audience members)  in all BRM communities live and virtual "which can include but is not limited to a stage, dressing room, office, recording studio, classroom, venue/club, jam session, workshop, residency, rehearsal space, private residence/home studio, hotel room, gallery, social media platform, and communication that involves professional matters"[1]  in the BRM workspace, and at all events hosted by BRM.

Our community is dedicated to creating a safe(r) and more inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of their “various identities and positionalities, including gender identity, race, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, class position and economic background, and religious belief and affiliation.”[1]

We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form. Harassment creates a less safe environment and includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome offensive verbal comments,, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption at events, inappropriate physical contact, conditions of advancement contingent upon the acceptance of unwelcome sexual behavior (Quid pro quo), and non-consensual sexual behavior . Harassment does not need to be recognized as unwanted or unwelcome by anyone other than the person being harassed. “Consent is a clear and unambiguous agreement to engage in a particular activity. It is expressed outwardly through mutually understandable words or actions. Consent is reciprocal and free of force.”[1]

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Community members violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from community spaces.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed,  "speak up, seek support, or ask for help"[1]. We can create safer environments together.  If you or have any other concerns or would like to report harassment, please contact BRM Human Resources (hr@brooklynragamassive.com).

[1]. Brooklyn Raga Massive additionally proudly supports the ‘We Have Voice Code of Conduct’ - for promoting safe(r) workplaces in the performing arts". Please see details below.

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