Code of conduct

All participants in the Justice Now? Symposium (including attendees, presenters, organizers, staff, and sponsors) are required to agree to the following Code of Conduct.

MIT values and expects inclusive and respectful conduct of all Community members–all faculty, staff, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, fellows, individuals with visitor appointments, affiliates, and any other individual who conducts business with or on behalf of the Institute. While we encourage constructive discussion and collaborative learning, inappropriate language, significant disruptions, and other forms of online harassment are not tolerated, whether they are communicated to all or individual participants.

To ensure an inclusive experience, the organizers of the Justice Now? Symposium ask that everyone present please:

  • Be mindful of your language — Engage with other participants with respect and good intention.
  • Use your best judgement — If it will possibly make others uncomfortable, do not say it.
  • Be respectful — While disagreements may arise, it is not an opportunity to attack or threaten someone else’s thoughts and/or opinions. Remember to approach every situation with patience, understanding, and great care.
  • Be intentional — Consider how your contribution will affect others in the community.

We are committed to creating an experience that is free of harassment and intimidation for all participants—regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, neurotype, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion (or lack thereof), marital status, or technology choices. We will not tolerate any form of harassment and/or discriminatory, oppressive, suppressive, or violent behavior.

Harassment may include, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography/screengrabbing or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate or non-consensual contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and/or refusing to accept the limits or boundaries set by another participant. We further define suppressive behavior as any sort of communication that stifles or belittles another. Participants asked to stop any behavior are expected to comply immediately. This applies to everyone, including presenters, conference staff, and sponsors.

If you experience or witness harassment or threatening behavior, or have any other concerns, we encourage you to speak up, say something, and/or contact a member of conference staff immediately. We value your participation and attendance. You may contact the event organizers at

Credit for Code of Conduct: art&&code and MIT remote teaching.

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