FINALISED: Kiez Burn Code of Conduct & Radical Accountability Department
This advice process was about creating and implementing a Code of Conduct and founding a Conflict Awareness team for the Kiez Burn community
The Code of Conduct can be found here:
@Hanna-Maija (Animal) she/her
I have been part of the Kiez Burn community from the first year on and have been involved in several lead positions throughout the years. I have been taking part in some conflict resolving processes within the community and I am a semi professional consent educator. I strongly believe that Kiez Burn would benefit from a Code of Conduct that would set some basic standards on what is expected from people participating in the community and its events.
The advice process
Information gathered before posting
I hosted a Code of Conduct workshop at the Workshop event we had last August and gathered some notes and ideas from people. I went through several Code of Conduct documents form different communities (burner and other) and used them as a base of this document, most importantly to mention the Code of Conduct of Nowhere: https://www.goingnowhere.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Nowhere_Volunteers_and_Participants_Code_of_Conduct_2018.pdf
People/roles most affected by this proposal
Rangers: @Jessie and @Cris
Welfare: @River Aleks
Site Leads: @CJ YetmanYetman @Daisy
The e.V. Board @Bee @Alejandro Pereda @Veroca R. Sala @Mareike @Jan-Christian Kaspareit @Alex @Cris
The whole community
People/roles with the most knowledge and experience relevant to this proposal:
Contributors: @Sunniva @sadie + all the people in the workshop last August
All stars: @Franzi @Remy Schneider @waldo
At the moment Kiez Burn has no Code of Conduct. The community of our size would benefit from having some guidelines on what is expected from us. Code of Conduct would also make the work of the people involved in conflict solving easier, stating a clear guidelines on what is ok and what is not. What is the current situation? What are the problems with this? Are there any assumptions in your proposal?
I propose that we collect feedback on this Code of Conduct draft, finish it, found a Conflict Awareness Team and then implement it all in our community.
How would the proposal be implemented
First we need to finish this document. Then we need a Conflict Awareness Team which will create the reporting tools for misconducts and processes for handling them. Once the Code of Conduct is taken into use it needs to be communicated to the community and especially the people working at ranger, welfare or site lead positions need to be trained on how the processes work. In the end the Code of Conduct, the Conflict Answering team and its processes and the reporting tool should be made available on the Kiez Burn website.
Who would implement this proposal
I am happy to drive this proposal forward and start forming the Conflict Awareness Team. If you are interested joining please contact me. I am also hoping support from the rangers and welfare team and the current e.V. board.
When would this proposal be implemented
I would like to have the Code of Conduct written, the processes defined and a Conflict Awareness team at place in time for the next Kiez Burn General Assembly (in the fall 2021). I would like to present this at the GA and have it implemented after an approval.
What would be the cost (time, money, effort, etc.) of this proposal
At the moment there is no financial costs. We need some efforts to finalise the document and some volunteers for the Conflict Awareness Team.
What are the advantages of this proposal (relative to the current situation and/or counter-proposals)
Since at the moment we have no Code of Conduct this would be a great step forward. The Code of Conduct addresses many of our principles including Consent, Inclusion and LNT.
What are the disadvantages of this proposal (relative to the current situation and/or counter-proposals)
It requires work and collaboration between different teams in the time when we are already short of time.
This advice process is closed. As a result Kiez Burn now has A Code of Conduct and Radical Accountability Department (RAD)