The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is committed to creating a safe, inclusive environment and promoting mutual respect, kindness, and accountability. All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, follow venue rules, and alert staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress. The Greenway Trust strictly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying at its events, whether in person, online, or events that include both in-person and virtual participation, including venues associated with the events.
Harassment is defined by the Greenway Trust as unwanted and unwelcome attention or other conduct that creates an environment where a reasonable person would feel unwelcome, uncomfortable, intimidated, excluded, or abused. Harassment based on gender, race, religion, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, and any other personal characteristic is strictly prohibited. These are the protected characteristics in Washington State where the Greenway Trust is incorporated.
What does this mean for guests?
We are asking guests to be mindful of how their actions impact others. While interacting with others, we want to remind folks of some sensitive topics and ways they can be conveyed. For example, microaggressions are statements that can negatively target aspects of a marginalized identity (i.e., sexuality, gender, race, socioeconomic background, metal health, etc.). Microaggressions can be subtle and unconscious but can still have a significant impact. Our hope is that all guests can feel welcome, so we expect participants to be thoughtful about what they say and how they say it – both at Greenway Trust events and in their personal lives. We are all responsible for the community and culture we create.
What happens if something happens?
We want all guests to feel comfortable and able to be their full selves at events. If you notice or experience microaggression or some other form of bias or bullying, please let us know. All Greenway Trust staff members are here to help. We will listen to the concern and hope to direct you toward a resolution. We are not perfect, and we may not respond perfectly, but we are doing our best to create an inclusive space for all.
If you are not comfortable or do not wish to address the situation at the event, please reach out to our Operations Director, Tor Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an anonymous tip on our online form.