Code of Conduct

By taking part in Culture Check’s Community, including activity on our Slack workspace, you are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct. All members of the Community are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct at all times in all Culture Check online fora (such as Slack), in person, and in one-on-one communications pertaining to Culture Check. 

This Code of Conduct is in addition to and does not in any way nullify or invalidate, any other terms or conditions related to your participation in the Culture Check Community, the use of Slack or any other online or offline fora utilized by Culture Check.

The definitions of various subjective terms such as “discriminatory” or “inappropriate” will be decided at the sole discretion of the Culture Check Community administrators. The purpose of the Culture Check Slack Community is to open up space for racialized professionals to network, learn about different opportunities and have a community to grow with. 

This is a safe space for racialized professionals to ask (and answer) questions, post ideas and discoveries, share resources, and encourage one another. To achieve this, we strive to keep the Community a positive space that can be enjoyed by all, and we ask every member of the Community to be respectful of this space and one another at all times.

Language:

Please avoid posting personal attacks, threats, profanity, or sexually explicit language in your activities within the Community.

Confidentiality:

Do not post or link any private information (your own or others). While the channel is an open forum and meant to be a safe space for racialized staff to network and gather, we advise you to refrain from sharing personal information that you would not want to be shared outside of the channel.  

General Posting Guidelines:

We encourage everyone to post questions and other content and support each other. Try to post as intelligently as possible, with research and context – providing an explanation for each post to offer further context.

Slack moderators reserve the right to issue a warning to those behaving inappropriately and will delete any posts that violate this code of conduct. We also reserve the right to remove any participants who are being disruptive in this space. We appreciate your help in following these community guidelines. If you feel anyone is not following the community guidelines, please let a moderator know. Here is a list of the current moderators and their Slack IDs:

@Dobijoki 

@Nathan

Community Etiquette

How to contribute (highly encouraged!):

  • Jump right in!
  • Ask questions — feel free to ask the collective for help or advice.
  • Help others by answering questions posted by other members.
  • Ask for feedback on something you’re working on — a blog post, an ebook, an idea, a product, a design, and so on.
  • Thank those who take the time to reply to your posts.
  • Greet new members and welcome them into the community.
  • Have a positive attitude — be friendly, helpful, and encouraging.

Here are some quick tips to help you understand how to best utilize the Slack workspace:

  • Tagging people: Use the at sign (@) to tag people in conversations or speak directly to someone in a channel. This is a good way to ask questions to specific people. Below are the channels that currently exist.
    • #General
    • #Introduction
    • #Jobs
    • #Resources
  • Direct message: If you’d like to start a 1:1 conversation with someone, create a direct message with them. This is a good way to coordinate with an individual or to share information directly with someone.

Threads: If someone asks a question and you want to reply to it, reply via a thread so the conversation can be followed easily. This is a helpful way of asking and responding to questions in a way that can be followed by other people.

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