CUNY 2019 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or nationality. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund, at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Behaviors intended to make a person or group feel unwelcome, or to encourage ostracism of any individual or group
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors
These behaviors are unacceptable both during in-person interactions and on social media.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep CUNY Sentence Processing a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the conference with no refund, barring from participation in future conferences or their organization, reporting the incident to the offender’s local institution or funding agencies, or reporting the incident to local law enforcement.
Organizers may take action to redress anything with the intent or clear impact of disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to conference staff as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by red stickers on their conference badges. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. People like you make our scientific community a better place, and we want you to be happy here.
Here are the University of Colorado guidelines on reporting incidents that are harmful to members of the community:
Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
Faculty organizers’ emails:
Eliana Colunga: firstname.lastname@example.org
Albert Kim: email@example.com
Laura Michaelis-Cummings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bhuvana Narasimhan: email@example.com
General conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local law enforcement: Boulder city police, 303-441-3333 (Non-emergency number, dial 911 in an emergency)
Local sexual assault hot line: Boulder County Rape Crisis Center's 24/7 hotline, 303-443-0400