Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Our Core Values
Sisters in Crime was founded on the core values of advocacy, equity, inclusion, and community.
Sisters in Crime's core value of advocacy for our members and our commitment to women writers generally means we fully support the work needed to make our mystery community spaces safe for all attendees of events and conferences. Our organization is willing to work with other leaders within our community to ensure that the mystery community is open and safe for all.
Our Code of Conduct
We welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, citizenship, medical condition, genetic information, or any other relevant characteristic. Consequently, Sisters in Crime will not tolerate and strives to be free of any discrimination, abuse, or harassment based on these, or any other, factors.
Harassment and discrimination are behaviors that threaten, alarm, or make someone uncomfortable. All meetings and board actions will be conducted in an environment that is devoid of discrimination and harassment consistent with the principles that govern our organization’s Code of Conduct and the Sisters in Crime core values. Sisters in Crime will not accept or tolerate offensive, abusive, coercive or other unwanted behavior which discriminates, violates personal dignity, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or humiliating environment (e.g. physical, psychological, verbal, or any other form of harassment).
Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations, as well as a strict adherence to the highest standards of conduct. Our organization will comply with all applicable laws and regulations and expects its board, its members, its chapter board members, employees, vendors, volunteers, and the like to conduct themselves and business associated with our organization in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to refrain from any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct.ˇ
This Code of Conduct applies to anyone acting at any time or in any place under the banner of Sisters in Crime including: members, board members, chapter board members, employees, vendors, and volunteers. We will expect all guests to comply with this policy when attending events sponsored in full or in part by Sisters in Crime.
Please see the full document on the Sisters in Crime website here.