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October 25th, 2018


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archangelbeth
11:40 pm - Arisia executive board, you have some EXPLAINING to do.
https://twitter.com/crystalvisits/status/1055574346792648704

https://crystalhuff.com/2018/10/25/why-im-not-at-arisia-anymore-my-rapist-is-president-again/

I am going to want my money back if someone on staff, who is NOT living up to the code of contact, is allowed to remain there. I am not going to let my teenager attend a conference where a predator might be able to get away with pushy, stalkery crap.

The Arisia Code of Conduct does indeed state: "Additionally, all Staff are representatives of Arisia and therefore are held to a higher standard of behavior, even when off duty."

This is not holding representatives of Arisia to a higher standard. This is allowing extremely "bad behavior" to go unremarked and hidden from the attendees and guests.

NOT OKAY, EXECUTIVE BOARD. NOT OKAY.

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From:_nicolai_
Date:December 2nd, 2018 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Uh, have you been following the brouhaha and actions over on the Arisia facebook communities?
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From:archangelbeth
Date:December 3rd, 2018 03:41 am (UTC)
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I don't facebook... I Twitter, but haven't seen that much lately.

...I posted this Oct 25th. What is it doing in my feed now? O_o Is it because of the reply today? o_O
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From:minkrose
Date:December 3rd, 2018 10:09 pm (UTC)
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This showed up as a new post for me a couple days ago, too. Oh, LiveJournal.

There have been several tweets announcing actions by the Eboard in response to this, as well as a thorough public apology last month: https://corp.arisia.org/Apology-2018-11-23

A News page was created for the Corporate website so that there is a central location for all of these announcements:
https://corp.arisia.org/news

The latest apology details actions taken in response to incident reports that have come in since October 25th. The earlier Eboard announcements are mostly about the board members resigning, and new elections being held. We also increased our membership by over 150 people (we now have over 200 members, instead of ~75 total, half inactive) in early November, and many changes continue to happen.

I will say that the Communications team (which I am not a staff member of! I'm in Programming) did have a conversation about whether or not to keep updating this Community and the decision was made to move to DreamWidth along with everyone else. Most folks (on staff generally) felt that LJ had reached a MySpace level of activity and we should move on. Most staff members who actually used LJ (like myself) no longer engage with this website; I have one friend in Oklahoma who still uses LJ so I login maybe once every couple of months to see if she's posted. I exclusively use DW now.

Anyway, all of the links on the News page were also tweeted. The thread about the apology from Nov 23 is here:
https://twitter.com/arisia/status/1066058935671685120

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