MIX CODE OF CONDUCT
MLX started 20 years ago. Its aim was to create an awesome space for the community to party and share our love of dance. 20 years later, we are still here for you. MJDA events are inclusive and welcoming spaces. We know it has been a really tough year and you (like us) may be feeling a little lost. Things are definitely not normal, but we are all still here to support each other, and will be present at every event if you need us.
During MIX, no matter where you’re streaming from, you must abide by the Covid rules of Victoria.
We really want you to come to our party! But it has been a rough year for Victoria. We have been in hard lockdown for almost six months altogether. We don’t know what the restrictions will be in Victoria when our event runs. But we know that it makes it even harder to keep each other safe and to follow the rules when we can see other people dancing and having fun together on screen in ways that we aren’t yet allowed to. Out of love for Victorians, please keep to the following guidelines when streaming MIX:
- Victoria has eased restrictions recently and meeting in person for social events is possible again. That said, meeting up for a dance still seems risky to us and we have intended for this event to be enjoyed virtually. We strongly encourage you to participate from your own home.
- As a minimum, we require you to abide by the current regulations in Victoria.
For up-to-date information regarding the current regulations in Victoria, please consult the websites below:
If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, or are experiencing or witnessing inappropriate behaviour, please let us know immediately. We will take urgent action. We will handle your complaint with absolute seriousness and in the strictest confidence.
You can contact the Safe Space Officer on duty, who will be clearly identified during the event, via private message.
The Safe Spaces Officer will handle your issue as a matter of priority.
If you do not feel comfortable speaking to someone during the event itself, please contact us at [email protected]
We also have an anonymous feedback form for issues relating to the Code of Conduct. Our anonymous form is located here: http://tinyurl.com/q83yjn9
If someone lets you know that they are uncomfortable about another attendee’s behaviour, please encourage them to come and talk to us, or seek their permission to come and talk to us yourself. Even if they think it is a trivial issue, we want to know about it so we can be prepared to take action and prevent situations from escalating.
MIX will stand by you and support you.
CODE OF CONDUCT
This year we are holding a completely online event, the Melbourne Iso Exchange. While we are not all in the same room this year, we still require you to follow our Code of Conduct throughout our event.
Melbourne Iso Exchange (MIX) is dedicated to providing a safe event experience for everyone involved, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). Every person at our event (including attendees, DJs, and staff) has an absolute right to feel safe and respected at all times. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying in any form.
Every person attending or associated with MIX in any capacity is required to abide by the MIX code of conduct at all times. If you violate the following standards of conduct, we may remove you from the online event immediately and will notify the police if necessary. We may ask you to not return over the course of the event, or to future events. We reserve the right to decide who attends MIX and we will work to ensure the comfort and safety of all attendees.
We expect every person to take ownership of their language.
- This means not using racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist or transphobic language, sexualised, rude or violent language, or language designed to make another person feel uncomfortable or inferior
We expect every person to take ownership of their actions. At MIX in particular, this includes:
- Following Victoria’s Coid-19 restrictions.
- Not sharing the event links you receive as a result of your registration with any other person. MIX is running a non-profit event and sharing this information is theft.
- Ensuring you are honest about your online identity. In order to make sure MIX streams are safe places, we need to know who is attending our event. If you’re unable to have your camera on at the start of or for at least part of a stream, please let us know in your online registration form.
- Not having racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, transphobic, or sexually explicit materials visible in your online background at any time during our events
- Not using our event as a means to glean the contact information of other attendees
- Not using our event as a means to send messages to other attendees that are sexually charged or otherwise harassing in nature
If someone lets you know, verbally or non-verbally, that they are feeling uncomfortable, check your behaviour, apologise sincerely, and make a change immediately.
This policy is based on the Victorian standard – read more at http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/index.php/types-of-discrimination/sexual-harassment
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour, which could be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. Sexual harassment can be physical, verbal or written. It can include:
- comments about a person’s private life or the way they look
- sexually suggestive behaviour, such as leering or staring
- brushing up against someone, touching, fondling or hugging
- sexually suggestive comments or jokes
- displaying offensive photos or objects
- repeated requests to date
- requests for sex
- sexually explicit emails, text messages or posts on social networking sites
Sexual harassment is against the law and some types of sexual harassment can also be criminal offences. These include indecent exposure, stalking and sexual assault, as well as obscene or threatening phone calls, letters, emails, text messages and posts on social networking sites.
A single incident is enough to constitute sexual harassment – it doesn’t have to be repeated.
Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse that creates a risk to a person’s health and safety (including mental health).
In the most severe cases, bullying behaviours can now be treated as a crime in Victoria.
Sexual harassment and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated at MIX. It is your responsibility not to sexually harass or bully other people. Educate yourself on what types of behaviour are appropriate, and act accordingly. Always seek consent.
These rules also apply to all online and electronic forms of communication that are associated with this event.
- If you are behaving inappropriately as a result of intoxication, we reserve the right to remove you from the event.
- Do not drink and drive
Unaccompanied Minors Policy
MIX requires all minors who attend our events to have permission from a parent or guardian