We’ve got a great group of Star Travellers who have volunteered to act as Safer Spaces Advocates. You can find advocates at any of our events if you ever feel uncomfortable or want to talk to someone.
Before you make any sudden movements, please make sure you have read and understood the PLEX Code of Conduct.
More resources coming soon!
The Prairie Lindy Exchange (PLEX) is a dance, music and social event committed to providing an environment that is inclusive, enjoyable, fun and safe for everyone who participates. We welcome all dancers and lovers of music to PLEX; there is room for all of us on the dance floor!
As a PLEX attendee, volunteer or organizer, you are a valued part of the experience that makes PLEX so special. Here are a few important guidelines to follow to ensure that PLEX is a great experience for everyone! All participants are expected to read and follow the guidelines listed here.
Everyone deserves an environment free from harassment. Regardless of your sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, religion, age or dance experience we want you to feel comfortable at PLEX. We want you to be able to participate at PLEX without having to experience harassment of any kind, including unwelcome interest or inappropriate language or comments. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at PLEX.
Be a positive and considerate participant in this wonderful event, and help make the experience for your fellow dancers one that they will treasure.
If you experience or witness harassment or any other violations of this code please let us know.
Please remember that your courage in bringing concerns forward can go a long way. The accused individual may not realize their behaviour is inappropriate and, through your intervention, might make positive changes. Also, addressing the incident can prevent it from being repeated or escalating.
Event organizers will attend to all concerns with care and discretion appropriate to the wishes of the concerned party and the severity of the situation. Ideally, these occurrences will be used as learning moments so that we can improve our knowledge of how to treat each other with respect and dignity. However, event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removing them from the event.
All participants are expected to follow the code of conduct, and appropriate action will be taken if the code is broken. Please, take the comfort of your fellow dancers into consideration this weekend, and help make PLEX amazing.
The organizers of Star PLEX 2018 want everyone to feel safe and comfortable at all times during the event. If an unsafe or uncomfortable situation arises, please let us know.
Safer Spaces Advocates have been chosen because they are dependable and capable of handling a situation responsibly and respectfully. If you experience or witness an unsafe or uncomfortable situation at PLEX, find a Safer Spaces Advocate. You can identify these individuals by the colourful Safer Spaces buttons they will be wearing.
At Star PLEX 2018 we will be providing a Safe-Walk initiative for dancers to get to their personal spaceships from the star swinging base. At designated times, Safe-Walk volunteers are available to walk you to your car or bus stop, provided it is within a four-block radius of the venue. Look for our Safe-Walk schedules and service maps at the registration desk and around the venues.