OpenMRS Friendly Space Policy

OpenMRS Inc. and the OpenMRS Community are dedicated to providing an enjoyable and harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or preferred software license (and not limited to those aspects). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue or talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion. Harassment also includes sexual or inappropriate images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unwelcome following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by special badges.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Organizers contact information is provided at each event.

Local phone numbers for hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local sexual assault hot lines, local emergency and non-emergency medical, and local taxi company will be publicized to event participants as appropriate on a per-event basis.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social events.