The Greenlining Institute is committed to providing an inclusive and harassment-free experience for participants at all our events. This event is intended for networking and collaboration in the community. We encourage the open exchange of ideas and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While attending Greenlining or related ancillary or social events, any participants — including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else — should not engage in harassment in any form.

We expect all who attend any Greenlining event to abide by this policy and its terms, without exception.

Expected Behavior

All participants should conduct themselves in a manner that adheres to both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during, or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, on-line publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.

Unacceptable Behavior

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held.

Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive, or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the Summit with no refund. Greenlining reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Greenlining events, summits, trainings or other activities.

What to Do if You Witness or are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges onsite, and an organizer can be found at the event registration counter at any time.

Incident Response

Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassment reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative. As referenced above, if a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from issuance of a warning to offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund, depending on the circumstances.

Event staff will also provide support to victims, including, but not limited to:

  • Providing an escort
  • Contacting hotel/venue security or local law enforcement
  • Briefing key event staff to for response/victim assistance
  • And otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to ensure that they feel safe for the duration of the conference

Contact Information

Sandra Ruiz
Human Resources Director